Monday, October 05, 2020

Box Score of the Week

The AL & NL division series begin this week. This week's featured game is the Boston Red Sox taking on the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 of the 1999 ALDS


After one of the more dominating regular seasons a starting pitcher has ever had (23-4, 2.07 ERA with 313 strikeouts in only 213-1/3 innings pitched), Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez put in a stellar performance as a reliever this game. Martinez pitched the final six innings of this contest, allowing no hits despite enduring back problems. This game capped Boston's rally from a 2-0 series deficit, propelling them to the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. 


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