Trot Nixon does it again. He comes up with big hits in big games. He might be injured every year and missing lots of regular season games, but when he’s able to play and a big game is on the line, he seems to come up big most of the time.
That’s why I listed him as one of Cleveland’s big advantages, and as the one person who scares me in this series (see my post from before game 1).
This next game is incredibly difficult to predict. There are too many variables. It could be a blowout for either team, or another close game.
No prediction for game 3!
Just sit back and enjoy.
Factors to watch: will Daisuke come up big, or wilt under the pressure? Will he be able to avoid the high pitch count that he had against the Angels, despite the fact that he’s playing a more patient offense?
Will the Red Sox offense do even better as they get past Cleveland’s 2 dominant starters, or will that somehow take their edge off? Will being in Cleveland take the spark out of their offense?
Will the 6am arrival in Cleveland carry-over?