The Boston Red Sox dominated the Colorado Rockies in ever facet of the game during the 2007 World Series on their way to a four game sweep. Red Sox nation did not have to wait another 86 years this time to win another World Series. Following the 2004 Red Sox Series win, it just took 3 years this time.
They are the lovable losers no longer … in fact the Boston Red Sox are the model team in MLB with the perfect combination of veterans and youth, speed and power. During the World Series the Red Sox won with their bats, they won with their starting pitching, they won with their closer and they even won playing National League ball with stolen bases, pitchers hitting and pinch hit home runs. Forget the talk of the eight game Rockie layoff, the better team won.
The Red Sox outhit Colorado, .333 to .218. They rolled up the second-highest World Series batting average of all time. They batted .419 with runners in scoring position — while holding the team they were playing to a .167 average in the same spots. They trailed at the end of just three innings in the entire World Series (by one run early in Game 2) — and never were behind at any point over the final 23 innings. (ESPN)
Five thousand feet above sea level and 1,800 miles from Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox last night won their second World Series in four seasons, beating the Colorado Rockies, 4-3, to complete a four-game sweep of the 103d Fall Classic. Frustrated for the final eight decades of the 20th century, the Sox have emerged as hardball monsters of the new millennium.
The Sox made short work of the Rockies, who came into the series on an unthinkable roll, having won 21 of 22 games to rise out of obscurity and storm to the National League pennant. The Sox outscored Colorado, 29-10, and outperformed the Rockies on the mound, at the plate and in the field. It was only fitting that the storybook season had a fairy-tale ending. Jon Lester [stats], who was undergoing chemotherapy to treat anaplastic large-cell lymphoma at this time last year, pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to become the first Sox lefty ever to earn the victory in a World Series-clinching game. The 23-year-old allowed only three hits, struck out three batters and held the Rockies hitless in five at-bats with runners in scoring position before making way for the bullpen.
What a tale to tell. Those decades of frustration that left their faithful doubting if their day would ever come are distant memories, stored up in the attic with sepia-toned photos from the original Red Sox dynasty, which won five World Series titles from 1903-18.
On another night to remember back at Fenway Park, Faneuil Hall and all over New England, Boston became World Series champions for the second time in four years by beating the Colorado Rockies – flattening them – in a sweep that ended with a 4-3 victory Sunday night.