We may have some answers to the questions I posed yesterday.
If you leave eight runners on base, you will likely lose. If you give up 17 hits, you are likely to lose. This is guaranteed, if you do both during the same game.
Essentially, they got their asses handed to them.
In football, you can benefit from nine days off. But baseball is different, you need to keep the bats hot and the streak going. The Rockies need to win tonight, because they have to win one in Boston to win the Series. Better they win in Game Two, than to have to win a Game Six or Seven.
Boston 1----Colorado 0