Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

This Is What Mookie Betts Did World Series Game 2 Victory

This Is What Mookie Betts Did World Series Game 2 Victory

Schilling, the hero of the "Bloody Sock" game in the '04 World Series, was not invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch for Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday in Boston.

WEEI host Lou Merloni shined a light on the hometown hero's good deeds late Thursday night, reporting Betts provided trays of food for the homeless outside the Boston Public Library following Game 2. That seems doable. If and how the Red Sox manipulate their lineup to get J.D. Martinez's stick in there will be something worth watching - it doesn't seem likely that Mookie Betts will play second base, meaning they could have Betts shift to center with Jackie Bradley Jr. hitting the bench.

When asked about his Game 3 lineup, Roberts had compliments for right-handed hitters like Brian Dozier, David Freese, players who typically do not start against righties.

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Boston now holds a 2-0 lead over Los Angeles in the best-of-seven series.

Martinez rolled his right ankle on a double in Game 1. The Dodgers need Buehler to come up big to avoid falling into a near-insurmountable 3-0 deficit.

Now, the pressure is on the calm and confident kid from Kentucky horse country to keep them out of a potential 3-0 hole.

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Boston will face Dodgers rookie right-hander Walker Buehler, and Boston figures to be more concerned with maintaining its approach than switching up personnel.

Martinez has said he planned on playing in Game 3.

Buehler was 8-5 with a 2.62 ERA and 151 strikeouts in 24 regular-season appearances, including one in relief.

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