This year's Red Sox squad is a laid-back group. They have short memories.
Both traits will serve them well as they look to rebound from a Game 1 performance in which they struck out 17 times, and didn't manage a hit until the ninth inning.
"I thought we did a number of things well," said John Farrell. "We had some big opportunities."
The Sox ran into a pitcher on the very top of his game. Anibal Sanchez - the A.L. ERA leader this season - struck out 12 batters and didn't allow a hit before handing things over to the bullpen.
Things won't get any easier for the Red Sox as they face likely Cy Young winner Max Scherzer in Game 2, and former Cy Young and MVP winner Justin Verlander in Game 3.
"I think we'll be ready to go [Sunday] night," said Farrell." We have the ability to put [Game 1] behind us when we show up to the ballpark and our guys will be ready to go"