Game 1 of the 2013 World Series went nothing like we expected, but that’s why we love baseball in October, right? The Boston Red Sox were lights out at the plate and on the mound in an 8-1 route at Fenway Park that gives them momentum to take a 2-0 lead before the series shifts to Missouri for Games 3 through 5. However, the St. Louis Cardinals didn’t get to the Fall Classic with quiet bats, so they need to wake up in the box before Game 2 on Thursday night.
Look, you can say what you want about Pete Kozma‘s error and how that turned the tide of the game, but ultimately, the right call was made and there was nothing St. Louis could do about it for the rest of the game. You can’t tell me that if Kozma’s out was left as a blown call, that the Cardinals would have gotten close to winning Game 1. Adam Wainwright wasn’t on his game and the Red Sox showed us why they’re the AL champs.
So as we turn to Game 2, the Cardinals have a man on the mound who has been more than sensational in these playoffs, but they need their bats to give Michael Wacha some run support. He won’t give up five runs right off the bat like Wainwright did in Game 1, but John Lackey isn’t going to just lay down either. But if Wacha is on his game like he’s been the last few weeks, this series could easily be tied when they break camp and head to St. Louis.