Posted at 10:27 AM on October 3, 2007
by Bob Collins
Hardball Times has two interesting articles looking at the playoff match-up that begins on this day.
Why the Red Sox will beat the Angels, suggests that Becket and whoever else pitches can neutralize Lackey and Escobar and, oh yeah, the Angels don't have a lot of offense.
Why the Angels will beat the Red Sox, on the other hand, says the Angels prevail because of their superior offense and pitching.
Me? I think the Red Sox lose because they are quite an ordinary team, actually. And because Donnie Moore is dead and Dave Henderson does autograph shows now.
However, I suppose the networks are pulling for the Red Sox-Yankees for obvious reasons, and because they've already prepared their Native American faces Native American pieces.
I think the Angels could take this series. Their pitching is better than Boston's, they have enough offense to get by, they have a great manager, and they're probably the most fundamentally sound of all the teams in the playoffs. This team is totally underrated.