World Series Game 6 (Boston v St. Louis)

RedSox-Cardinals

It all comes down to this. Two games, one team thinking clinch, another thinking Game 7.  The fate of two right shoulders will determine who wins Game 6. Those shoulders being John Lackey and Michael Wacha.

The Scoring Plays from Game 5

1ST INNING

  • David Ortiz doubled to rightfield, Dustin Pedroia scored from second.
  • RED SOX 1-0

4TH INNING

  • Matt Holliday homered to centerfield (423 feet)
  • TIED 1-1

7TH INNING

  • David Ross hit a ground rule double to leftfield, Xander Bogaerts scored from second, Stephen to third on GRD from first.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury singled to center, Stephen Drew scored from third, David Ross was thrown out at home by Yadier Molina.
  • RED SOX 3-1

Composite Score for World Series, Red Sox 21, Cardinals 13

Recap of Game 5 Pitchers

Jon Lester

Lester does not get much attention as a pitcher throughout the season. His story and baseball is great, suffering from Lymphoma disease, he had his treatment and made a comeback. Ever since his treatment, he has been Boston’s Ace for the past 7 seasons.

Game 5 numbers.

  • 7.2 IP, 4 H, ER, 7 SO & HR
  • BAA .148, ERA 1.17 & WHIP 0.52
  • Per 9 numbers: 4.7 H, 8.22 K, 1.17 HR.
  • GRADE: 90.58% (A)
  • Rates: 15.38% H, 3.85% R, 26.92% K, 3.85% HR

2013 World Series Numbers.

  • 15.1 IP, 9 H, ER, BB, 15 SO & HR
  • BAA .164, ERA 0.59 & WHIP 0.65
  • Per 9 numbers: 5.28 H, 0.59 BB, 8.80, 0.59 HR. K/BB is 15.00
  • GRADE: 93.12% (A)
  • Rates: 16.67% H, 1.85% R,BB & HR, 27.78% K

Career World Series Numbers.

  • 21 IP, 12 H, ER, 4 BB, 18 SO & HR
  • BAA .160, ERA 0.43 & WHIP 0.76
  • Per 9 numbers: 5.14 H, 1.71 BB, 7.71 K, 0.43 HR. K/BB is 4.50
  • GRADE: 93.39% (A)
  • Rates: 15.58% H, 1.30% R & HR, 5.19% BB, 23.38% K

The Final 2013 Postseason numbers.

  • 34.2 IP, 25 H, 6 ER, 8 BB, 29 SO & 3 HR
  • BAA .194, ERA 1.56 & WHIP 0.95
  • Per 9 numbers: 6.49 H, 2.08 BB, 7.53 K, 0.78 HR. K/BB is 3.63
  • GRADE: 86.06% (B)
  • Rates: 18.66% H, 4.48% R, 5.97% BB, 21.64% K, 2.24% HR

Lester’s Game 5 Prediction: 7.2 IP, 5 H, R, 2 BB & 5 K

RED SOX POSTSEASON REPORT CARD:

JON LESTER: 82.61% (B) (ALDS)/79.05% (C) (LCS)/93.12% (A) (WS)

JOHN LACKEY: 52.08% (F) (ALDS)/96.67% (A) (LCS)/74.24% (C) (WS)

CLAY BUCHHOLZ: 65.74% (D) (ALDS)/59.90% (F) (LCS)/91.67% (A) (WS)

JAKE PEAVY: 86.27% (B) (ALDS)/-31.48% (F) (LCS)/65.28% (D) (WS)

BULLPEN: 86.36% (B) (ALDS)/ 92.69% (A) (LCS)/77.17% (C) (WS) Adam Wainwright

Wainwright did everything he wanted in Game 5, except for one thing, David Ross beat his curveball, a good curveball in the baseball world. Wainwright suffered his first home loss at Busch Stadium in this postseason. Wainwright played 2 games against Pittsburgh at Busch, won both. Wainwright did lose on the road, at Los Angeles and Game 1. This is Wainwright’s first loss in 5 games.

Game 5 numbers.

  • 7 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, BB & 10 SO
  • BAA .276, ERA 3.86 & WHIP 1.29
  • Per 9 numbers: 10.29 H, 1.29 BB, 12.86 K. K/BB is 10.00
  • GRADE: 71.43% (C)
  • Rates: 28.57% H, 10.71% R, 3.57% BB, 35.71% K

2013 World Series Numbers.

  • 12 IP, 14 H, 8 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 14 SO
  • BAA .280, ERA 4.50 & WHIP 1.33
  • Per 9 numbers: 10.50 H, 1.50 BB, 10.50 K. K/BB is 7.00
  • GRADE: 67.59% (D)
  • Rates: 26.92% H, 15.38% R, 3.85% BB, 26.92% K

Career World Series Numbers.

  • 17 IP, 12 H, 3 ER, BB, 14 SO & HR
  • BAA .190, ERA 1.59 & WHIP 0.76
  • Per 9 numbers: 6.35 H, 0.53 BB, 7.41 K, 0.53. K/BB is 14.00
  • GRADE: 86.93% (B)
  • Rates: 19.05% H, 4.76% R, 1.59% BB, 22.22% K, 1.59% HR

Final 2013 Postseason Numbers.

  • 35 IP, 31 H, 12 R (10 ER), 3 BB, 34 SO & HR
  • BAA .190, ERA 2.57 & WHIP 0.97
  • Per 9 numbers: 7.97 H, 0.77 BB, 8.74 K, 0.26 HR. K/BB is 11.33
  • GRADE: 80.32% (B)
  • Rates: 22.96% H, 8.89% R, 2.22% BB, 25.19% K, 0.74% HR

Wainwright’s Game 5 Prediction: 7.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, BB & 6 K

CARDINALS POSTSEASON REPORT CARD

ADAM WAINWRIGHT: 89.58% (B) (NLDS)/80.95% (B) (LCS)/ 67.59% (D) (WS)

LANCE LYNN: 29.49% (F) (NLDS)/78.03% (C) (LCS)/67.65% (D) (WS)

JOE KELLY: 71.88% (C) (NLDS)/65.15% (D) (LCS)/76.04% (C) (WS)

MICHAEL WACHA: 90.91% (A) (NLDS)/96.34% (A) (LCS)/76.85% (C) (WS)

BULLPEN: 80.81% (B) (NLDS)/88.01% (B) (LCS)/78.52% (C) (WS)

On to Game 6 starters.

Michael Wacha

Wacha’s right shoulder is now liable for forcing a Game 7 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Wacha has had a good postseason so far. The World Series win that he might of had claimed was just luck for Red Sox errors, Wacha won because of that.

Game 2 numbers.

  • 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO & HR
  • BAA .143, ERA 3.00 & WHIP 1.17
  • Per 9 numbers: 4.5 H, 6 BB, 9 K, 1.5 HR. K/BB is 1.50.
  • GRADE: 76.85% (C)
  • Rates: 12.50% H, 8.33% R, 16.67% BB, 25% K, 4.17% HR

2013 Postseason Numbers.

  • 27 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 8 BB, 28 SO & 2 HR
  • BAA .120, ERA 1.00 & WHIP 0.70
  • Per 9 numbers: 3.67 H, 2.67 BB, 9.33 K, 0.67 HR. K/BB is 3.50
  • GRADE: 90.53% (A)
  • Rates: 11.22% H, 3.06% R, 8.16% BB, 28.57% K, 2.04% HR

John Lackey

Lackey has himself a throwback of a Game. Game 6 is Boston’s chance to clinch, Lackey did bullpen work in the 2002 World Series to end the Giants in 7 games.

Game 2 numbers.

  • 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
  • BAA .208, ERA 4.26 & WHIP 1.11
  • Per 9 numbers: 7.11 H, 2.84 BB, 8.53 K. K/BB is 3.00
  • GRADE: 70.18% (C)
  • Rates: 19.23% H, 11.54% R, 7.69% BB, 23.08% K

World Series Numbers.

  • 19.2 IP, 20 H, 9 ER, 7 BB & 13 SO
  • BAA .253, ERA 4.12 & WHIP 1.37
  • Per 9 numbers: 9.15 H, 3.20 BB, 5.95 K. K/BB is 1.86.
  • GRADE: 69.49% (D)
  • Rates: 23.81% H, 10.71% R, 8.33% BB, 15.48% K

2013 Postseason Numbers.

  • 19.1 IP, 16 H, 7 ER, 5 BB & 20 SO
  • BAA .216, ERA 3.26 & WHIP 1.09
  • Per 9 numbers: 7.45 H, 2.33 BB, 9.31 K. K/BB is 4.00
  • GRADE: 75.86% (C)
  • Rates: 20% H, 8.75% R, 6.25% BB, 25% K

——————

Which pitcher has the EDGE in tonight’s game?

  • Michael Wacha: Hits, Runs, Strikeouts
  • John Lackey: Walks, Home runs

Wacha, as a rookie, has done an impressive job for the Cardinals. Wacha came in late in the season, but here are his season’s numbers.

  • 64.2 IP, 52 H, 20 ER, 19 BB, 65 SO & 5 HR
  • BAA .211, ERA 2.78 & WHIP 1.10
  • Per 9 numbers: 7.24 H, 2.64 BB, 9.05 K, 0.7 HR. K/BB is 3.42.
  • GRADE: 78.44% (C)
  • Rates: 20% H, 7.69% R, 7.31% BB, 25% K, 1.92% HR

Lackey, who turned 35 last week, had recover from a 2012 injury. Lackey has been a part of Red Sox baseball since 2010. Lackey signed a 5 yr/$82.5 million with a vesting option in 2015. The 2013 numbers for John Lackey.

  • 189.1 IP, 179 H, 80 R (74 ER), 40 BB, 161 SO & 26 HR
  • BAA .240, ERA 3.52 & 1.16 WHIP
  • Per 9 numbers: 8.51 H, 1.9 BB, 7.65 K, 1.24 HR. K/BB is 4.03
  • GRADE: 74.03% (C)
  • Rates: 23.01% H, 10.28% R, 5.14% BB, 20.69% K, 3.34% HR

WORLD SERIES GAME 6 PREVIEW

Game 2

Prediction:

Michael Wacha: 8 IP, R, 3 H, 2 BB, 8 SO & HR

John Lackey: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB & 7 SO

PICK: The Boston Redsox will be World Champions. The Redsox will win their 8th championship as a franchise and have won 3 of the past 10 World Series.

TEAM MVP (if it ends): 

  • ST. LOUIS CARDINALS: Matt Holliday
  • BOSTON RED SOX: David Ortiz

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