Over in Boston they are writing about how the Red Sox hitters weren’t clutch tonight. They stranded 10 batters. They only hit 1-11 with runners in scoring position. Sound familiar?
The real story was the Astros clutch pitching, clutch defense, Springer lightning, and a little luck.
The Red Sox stranded runners in scoring position in five of the eight innings in which they did not score. In each of those innings their chances were killed by outstanding defense, dominant strikeouts, or hard hit balls that found Astros gloves. Nonetheless, the Red Sox held the lead 1-0 going into the 8th inning.