After beating the Houston Astro’s and their rival, The New York Yankees, through the first two rounds of the MLB playoffs, the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angelas Dodgers to win the World Series last night.
The Boston Red Sox, who had 119 wins on the season, showed how they were one of the greatest baseball teams this year. According to Bleacher Report, Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez said, “This is why I signed here. This was the idea. Dave Dombrowski told me last spring, This is a championship team, and you’re the missing piece.”
According to a report from ESPN, The Red Sox of 2018 were the most dominant in franchise history. They are only the fifth team in the divisional era since 1969 to win at least 108 games and the World Series. Pitcher David Price and first baseman Steve Pearce were the two key players who helped the Sox win their fourth World Series in 15 years. According to ESPN, in these last three games, Price pitched 19 innings giving up nine hits and only three runs. Red Sox hoped Price would deliver and he did thus making them world champs. Pearce had two home runs on last night’s game.
According to a report from ESPN, Pearce said: “This has been a lifelong journey, And to be here right now is a dream come true.” The Boston Red Sox didn’t acquire Pearce until the end of June, but many described him as a “glue” guy who keeps a clubhouse together. Since joining the team, he hit 11 home runs, with three in the world series.
While Pearce and Price held up their end of the bargain, other big-name players stepped up as well – one of which was Jackie Bradley Jr., who got ALCS MVP honors after driving in nine total runs, including a grand slam. Another was Rafael Devers who drove in nine runs in the postseason, including a three-run home run from Justin Verlander in ALCS game five. Joe Kelly, one of the Sox’s pitchers, recorded the final three outs to help seal the win for them.
According to Bleacher Report, Dave Dombrowski, Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations, reacted to the win. He said “This is as good as it gets,” who was hired in Boston for a moment like this. A fantastic feeling.” Chris Sales, a Red Sox pitcher, sounded off as well. He said, “Everything that I ever dreamed of.” He was relieved of the win and will cherish this moment for the rest of his life.
Matt Barnes, a relief pitcher for the Sox said “There have been a ton of great Red Sox teams, I’m not going to be the one to say we’re one of the greatest ever. Let someone else say that.”