On a day when the Boston Red Sox stand on the precipice of their third World Series title in 10 years and their first Series win at home since 1918, MLB Network Radio went to those who know the situation best.
Four-time World Series champion and two-time World Series MVP Reggie Jackson (aka Mr. October) said if there is a team that can come back, it’s the St. Louis Cardinals. He gave his prediction for Thursday’s game on Mad Dog’s Legends of Baseball with Chris Russo.
I’ll go right back to 2011 and remember that the Cardinals [...] there is some experience in that clubhouse [...] I want to give credit to a team that has some experience in postseason. They’re a lot better than we think. I don’t really see any holes there. I don’t really see any holes on the Red Sox [...] These two teams that have come together; they’re both outstanding.
Does he think the Cardinals WILL win tonight?
Two-time World Series champion Roger Clemens (aka The Rocket) told Mike Ferrin and Mike Stanton on Power Alley how he would pitch to red-hot David Ortiz.
David’s got great plate coverage right now [...] you pitch inside to make a 17-inch plate a 24-inch plate. Obviously you don’t want to hit him, but you gotta let him know, it’s just like any game that you pitch, whether it be a World Series game or a Wednesday business afternoon special somewhere in Milwaukee, you pitch inside earlier, because if you don’t and you pitch inside late [...] the hitter will just wave that off and go right back out to covering [the plate] extremely well.
1995 World Series Champion and MVP Tom Glavine said the Cardinals hold the upper-hand if they win tonight, pitching around David Ortiz should be a must, and gave his Game 6 prediction on Mad Dog’s Legends of Baseball.
The Red Sox have an advantage tonight, no question about it [...] emotionally they bounced back from a tough loss and a tough ending, and did what they had to do to scrape out two wins and come home and put themselves in this position [...] but that advantage can be nullified pretty quickly if Wacha is able to go out there and do what he’s been able to do so far in the short amount of time he’s been in the big leagues and certainly in the postseason.
Listen to World Series Game 6 Wednesday night on SiriusXM at 8 pm ET, with pre- and postgame coverage on MLB Network Radio.
The St. Louis Cardinals call is on MLB Network Radio, Sirius channel 209 and XM channel 89, and the Boston Red Sox call is on Mad Dog Sports Radio, channel 86. The ESPN Radio call can be heard on channel 84.