Keeping a good thing going
Just where we’ve come from, down 3-1 in the ALCS to up 2-0 in the World Series, has allowed us to gain confidence and momentum going into Colorado. We had the best-case scenario of winning two games here at our park and putting ourselves in a good position to go play out in Denver. We have an off-day tomorrow to rest up and get ready to play on Saturday.
We went out there with confidence and really didn’t want to settle for the split. We’re just trying to keep going with this. Our pitching is going to take us as far as we go. That’s the biggest thing right now. We have great pitching and our bats will come alive on some days. Then, some days like today, we just edged out with just enough. It doesn’t matter how you win. A win is a win.
You’d have to ask them about their psyche, but for us, to go
ahead 2-0 is huge. They haven’t lost too many games lately. Hopefully this keeps them down. For us, we just have to keep rolling because that’s a good team over there. At any time, if they start clicking, they have a great offense.
I think this team is always pretty confident. We’re just playing good ball right now. We’re doing everything well right now.
Schilling pitched great. Okajima was unbelievable. Papelbon pitched great. Pap’s pickoff was huge. You have a great hitter in Helton up.
Now we go to Denver. We played at Coors in ’04, so it’s not brand new to all of us. It’s something we haven’t done in a while. We’ll see when we get there. They just say to stay as hydrated as possible.