The Red Sox' win last night means all four Division Series stand at two-games-to-none. That has happened once before, in 1995, the first-year of the current playoff set-up.
As noted in the last post, three teams have come back to win Divisional series after spotting the opposition a two-game lead. The first of these was the Mariners, who came back to beat the Yankees in that '95 season and were managed by our own Lou Piniella.
Lou is no doubt much wilier now than he was 12 long years ago and engineering a comeback against the Diamondbacks should hardly tax him at all.
I have about eight more hours to find reasons to be optimistic.
I will continue looking.
Correction/optimistic addendum: The previous count was wrong: a fourth team, the '99 Red Sox, also came back from an 0-2 deficit, winning their ALDS against Cleveland.
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