What can you say? I guess I have to say something. The Red Sox haven't had to use any of their vulnerable pitchers -- which is every single one of them besides Beckett, Schilling, Okajima, and Papelbon -- in a close-game situation yet. The Rockies have made the crippling mental mistakes, none more so than Matt Holliday's unconscionable stroll off of first last inning.
I didn't say much after Game 1 -- OK, I didn't say anything -- and I don't have much to say now. They have to win all three games at Coors. They should be able to. The first game, they had no chance in with Beckett aflame and Jeff Francis having a meltdown. The second game, they looked the whole time as if they belonged in the series but not as if they realized it was theirs to win (Ryan Spilborghs needs to be benched, he looks completely terrified... thankfully, NL rules will do that without Clint Hurdle having to come to the same realization). Now the rules change, there will be a least a couple of Rockies fans in the stands, and the Red Sox have the issues to deal with in their lineup. However, the Rockies aren't going to win Games 6 and 7 at Fenway -- maybe Game 6, maybe Game 7, but not both -- so they have to sweep these three. It will be very difficult, far more difficult than anything they have accomplished in the postseason so far.
And that's about all I have. Man, I don't want to have to write the "It was just nice to have a run for once" post. That post is lame. Rockies, help me out.