Will the Boston Red Sox survive elimination in Game 3 of the ALDS? Here are a few predictions heading into this do-or-die postseason game.
Home sweet home. That’s how the players in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse must be feeling as they return to Fenway Park after dropping the first two games of the American League Division Series in Cleveland.
A team that many pegged to make a run at the World Series now finds themselves one loss away from becoming the fourth team in franchise history to be swept it the division series. The Red Sox face long odds considering that in the history of the best-of-five division series, teams are 46-7 after taking the first two games.
The Cleveland Indians are now the heavy favorites to advance to the ALCS to meet a Toronto Blue Jays team that has already swept their way into the next round, but the Red Sox aren’t done yet. Back in their own ballpark, don’t expect this team to go down without a fight. Boston can’t win three times in one game, so as the old expression goes, they must take it one game at a time.
Which puts the focus on tonight’s Game 3. If the Red Sox are to stave off elimination they can’t afford to look ahead, they have to win this game in order for there to be another one tomorrow. What can we expect from this Red Sox team clinging to their postseason lives? Here are a few predictions for Game 3.