It was actually easier to sit through this one than the two previous ALCS games, seeing as almost 8 innings of it was a game.
It was great to see a lineup shakeup, but too little too late. No Finley was a sign, but it was not enough to make the gods change their mind.
Paul Byrd and Scot Shields pitched well, Escobar was sloppy, but retired 5 straight batters at one point, so we were in it until all of the chaos about tagging out Pierzynskli again reared its head. Frankie was downright awful, reminiscent of that game against Toronto where he blew a save that would have given Joe Saunders a win in his debut - a long layoff somehow kills his fastball, go figure.
Props to Juan Rivera, Adam Kennedy, and finally Figgy, but again, it was all too little, too late.
I will have a season wrapup tomorrow and please visit Halos Heaven in the offseason, I will be updating regularly and you are free to post diaries about anything under the light of the Halo.