Hall of Fame Baseball writer Peter Gammons called in to Toucher and Rich Wednesday morning to preview Game 6, and discuss what has been a truly memorable postseason run for the Red Sox.
The first topic of discussion was the travel situation of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Red Birds were stuck in St. Louis for most of yesterday, waiting seven hours on the tarmac before their flight could take off due to mechanical issues. When asked if the setback would have any sort of lingering effect, Gammons replied, “Not really.” This is due in part to the intensity of the series and how distractions like that don’t matter at this point.
This segued into a discussion about the incredible postseason run the Red Sox are on, and what it would mean to win a World Series at Fenway Park.
“This series has been so insane and so intense. It’s one of the most intense postseasons I can remember,” said Gammons. “The tension that’s gone on between both these teams, and the fact that the Red Sox have won six games against David Price, Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander and Adam Wainwright – I don’t think nerves applies to anyone at this point. It’s a great thing to be talking about a celebration, the first the Red Sox have clinched at home since 1918.”
Gammons also praised the abilities of Cardinals pitchers Michael Wacha and Joe Kelly – the Game 6 and Game 7 starters. Even though the Red Sox are up 3-2 and have home-field advantage, he believes it’s a tall task to defeat these young arms in back-to-back games.
Listen below to hear the full interview with Gammons, and get his opinion on what would happen if the Sox lose: