Red Sox Win Epic ALCS Game 4 Against the Defending Champs
The Red Sox win an ALCS Game 4 for the ages, outlasting the Astros in a series tilting taut.
Last year the Astros and Dodgers gave the fans one of the best playoff games ever. Game 5 of the 2017 World Series will never be outdone. For cardiologists everywhere, I hope that is true. The 13-12, 10 inning extravaganza is a tough game to beat. Something that is forgotten about that game is that it was started by TWO Cy Young award winners. Anyway, while the stakes of game four last night might not have been as high, the edge of fans seats everywhere are surely worn down regardless.
Let’s get the elephant out of the room. In the first inning of, Jose Altuve hit a deep fly ball to right field. As Mookie Betts flew towards the wall, it appeared a fan reached out and hit Betts’ glove. There are indeed arguments for both sides but ultimately the call on the field stands that there was indeed fan interference. Which means Altuve is out and the rally over. If the fan did not reach out, there is no guarantee that Mookie would have caught the ball. It does, however, create some awesome October drama. If it would have been a home run, it would have been a two-run home run. Which is exactly how much the Astros lost by last night. Whether you are an Astros fan or Red Sox fan, we will never know what the right call was.
Jakie Bradley Jr. is having one hell of a week as well. In his three hits in the nine-hole, Bradley Jr. has produced nine RBI. All three of his RBI producing hits have ended up being major blows to the Astros. With either being a game winner or major insurance runs late in all three games. Game 5 is tonight if the Sox win then they are in!