This is what Boston baseball betting fans have been waiting for as the Sox showed a pitching and overwhelming hitting display in a 13-1 spanking over the Colorado Rockies in Wednesday night's Game 1 at Fenway Park.
Baseball betting experts believe that having eight days to sit around and wait for an opponent to play in their first ever World Series certainly didn’t help the Colorado Rockies.
It was a special night for all baseball betting fans that wanted to bet on the baseball world series. At the plate, the Rockies had no answer for Josh Beckett (seven innings, six hits, one run, nine strikeouts), who stunned the Rockies with an assortment of fastballs, curveballs and change ups. When Jeff Francis took the mound for the Rockies; it didn’t matter what pitch he threw, the Boston bombers sent liners all over Fenway Park. This was a welcome sight to baseball betting lovers that played the betting total for Game 1 of the 2007 World Series over the closing line of 8.5.
"I don't think anybody took an at-bat off tonight," said Dustin Pedroia (Red Sox second baseman), who started the chain reaction in the first inning by leading off with the first 2007 Baseball World Series homer while making his first World Series at-bat. "Everyone is trying to get a good pitch to hit, and if they don't get it, they're not swinging."
"For us, we definitely have a lot of momentum going," Kevin Youkilis (Red Sox first baseman), whose bat has been a major contributor for the Red Sox since the postseason began. "I think those last three games against the Indians, we were rolling on all cylinders. Guys were feeling a little more comfortable at the plate."
Baseball betting followers are happy, because even though it was only Game 1, the Sox should feel confidant since they became the first team in baseball betting postseason history to smack more than 10 homeruns in three straight games making them 8-3 in October. Also, they are only three victories away from winning their second baseball World Series championship in four baseball betting seasons.
"We're playing at the highest level right now," said Julio Lugo (Red Sox shortstop), "Our defense, our pitching, our hitting, it's at the highest level right now."
The Rockies and their baseball betting fans also thought they were playing at high level since winning 21 of 22 coming into Game 1 of this baseball World Series which was a first in franchise history. What the Rockies did not expect was the eight days off and pitching display from Beckett. But anything can happen in the world of baseball betting. The Rockies did their best to defend against the pitching of Beckett but were unsuccessful. There was a glimpse of hope with one out in the second, when Garret Atkins hit a double off the Green Monster and then with one out, Troy Tulowitzki also took aim and brought in Atkins with a double of his own. But then that was it as Beckett took a three-hitter into the sixth inning.
Game 2 of the 2007 World Series is set for 8 p.m. EST Thursday, broadcasting on FOX. Early World Series baseball betting lines have the Red Sox -200 and the betting total is at 10 runs.