Game 1 of the World Series Preview
I’ve been incommunicado for the past week, but I’m back in town and have been checking my Blackberry, scrolling through Twitter and reading plenty about this week’s series between the Phillies and Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park.
It appears tonight’s game is Game 1 of the Preview of the 2011 World Series.
It’s easy to think that way. The Phillies have the best record in baseball (49-30). The Red Sox have the second best record in the American League (45-32). We’ll find out if good pitching can beat good hitting. The Red Sox lead baseball in runs per game (5.31) and OPS (.799), while the Phillies rank 18th in runs per game (4.05) and 21st in OPS (.693).
The Phillies lead baseball with a 3.05 ERA, while the Red Sox are 17th with a 3.97 ERA.
Pitching vs. hitting. Should be fun.