Not only are the Boston Red Sox tearing the cover off the ball in Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, they are playing some pretty nifty defense as well.
Check out this diving stab by left fielder Jonny Gomes:
So far through 6 innings, Boston has six hits and five runs. St. Louis has looked overmatched both at the plate and in the field. Right fielder Carlos Beltran went down with a rib injury after saving a grand slam from going over the right field wall in his first World Series game of his career.
Let’s just say this: it hasn’t been an ideal situation thus far for the St. Louis Cardinals.
In what has become one of the better – if not the best – free agent signings of 2013, first baseman Mike Napoli had a bases clearing 3-run double in the first inning.
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright was bounced after just 5 innings with 5 runs – 3 of them earned – 6 hits, 4 Ks and a walk – and 95 pitches.
Boston starter Jon Lester has gone 7 innings and given up 5 hits, but most importantly no runs.