Tomase: What to expect in Game 3 of ALCS

Tomase: What to expect in Game 3 of ALCS
October 15, 2013, 2:15 am

It took the Red Sox 17 innings between Game 1 and Game 2 to really wake up on the offensive side of things.

Now, they're in Detroit for Game 3.

The Boston Herald's John Tomase is in Detroit and joins Bob Neumeier on Sports Tonight to discuss the mood of the Sox going into Game 3 after their crazy come-from-behind win in Game 2, and if the momentum came with them Detroit.

"You can't look at what happened last night and think that there's going to be zero carryover effect. I know the Tigers are a veteran team, I know they're a playoff-proven team in their third straight ALCS. They overcame a 2-1 defect trailing late in Game 4 against Oakland in the ALDS.

"But this Red Sox team has fed off this sort of thing all year. And anyone who was at Fenway last night, anyone who was watching the game last night, you saw the effect that had on that team. They were going to win as quickly as possible in the 9th inning, and I think it will carry over."

The two go on to discuss Jim Leyland's managerial decisions late in the game in regards to his bullpen, and whether or not he used the right pitchers in the right situation.

And aside from the Tigers' bullpen being exposed, it looked like their infielders were exposed defensively.