“It was definitely one of the best experiences of my life, and I had a great time out there, having fun, just to get a chance to pitch in the World Series.”
Despite all his career success, Peavy has struggled in the postseason. He came into Saturday 0-3 with a 10.31 ERA in four career postseason starts. Two of the losses were to St. Louis when Peavy was with the Padres, where he spent the first 7 1/2 seasons of his career.
YOUNG HIT: Boston’s Xander Bogaerts became the third-youngest player to hit a triple in the World Series when he opened the fifth inning with a shot to right-center.
Only Hall of Famers Ty Cobb in 1907 and Mickey Mantle in 1952 were younger. Both were 20.
It was Bogaerts’ first triple in the majors. The rookie, who turned 21 on Oct. 1, had just three extra base hits in his first 26 games and none in the World Series.
GETTING CHILLY: Weather nice enough for shirt sleeves and shorts earlier in the day was a bit of a tease before Game 3, although a cold wave wasn’t expected to really hit until well after the final out.
It was 63 degrees when the Red Sox took batting practice and 58 at game time, with temperatures dropping to the mid-40s by game’s end.
Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran, nursing sore ribs after crashing into the wall in Game 1 in Boston, said the chilly weather doesn’t help.
“That’s why I’m sitting kind of like next to the heater through the whole game, just to try to keep myself warm,” he said. “But you know what? It is what it is. It’s not going to change it. The weather’s not going to change. It’s only going to get colder.”
Before the game, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak wasn’t worried about the weather.