Boston's 1-2 punch could be a knockout
Boston Red Sox won the season series against the New York Yankees. They outhit the Yankees, they outpitched the Yankees, and they outhomered the Yankees during the regular season.
In my mind this is the best Boston Red Sox "team" since 1975.
As everyone knows, the playoffs are all about pitching, and Boston's 1-2 pitching punch of Curt Schilling and Pedro Martinez is better than that of Mike Mussina and Jon Leiber in the first two games at Yankee Stadium.
Schilling struggled without his splitter in the first half of the season but found it after the All-Star break and rolled through the league the last two months. He also found he could double up with his fastball on the outside corner before going to the splitter and slider.
Mussina has regained his form after bouncing back from the elbow problems and is throwing the ball well. He really handles this lineup well current Sox are hitting a combined .189 against Moose but Manny Ramirez has five career homers against him. There isn't much room for error in this great Game 1 matchup.
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