Mookie Betts celebrates with his teammates after winning Game Five of the ALCS. (Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- "We got four more!" J.D. Martinez said on NESN early Friday morning, after the Red Sox advanced to their fourth World Series in 15 years. "We're going to the World Series, now we got four more, then we bring the championship back home. Let's go!"
This will be Martinez's first trip, though, and most of Boston's roster falls in that category. Xander Bogaerts and Brandon Workman were on the Sox' club that won the Series in 2013. Obviously Dustin Pedroia, too, but he's hurt. Steven Wright, Brock Holt, and Jackie Bradley Junior didn't play in the playoffs, but were on the roster during the year. Joe Kelly, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Rick Porcello, and David Price have reached this stage elsewhere.
Everyone else? Nope.
Mookie Betts is pumped.
"It's the best feeling in the world," he said. "We still have to go win it, but just to get there is an amazing feeling."
Plenty of people picked the Yankees, then the Astros. But the Red Sox dominated. Did Mookie and company feel like underdogs?
"Naw," he said. "I mean, you know what they did? It just motivates us. We have 108 wins. We didn't have it for no reason, it wasn't by accident or luck, either. We know what we're doing, and we're just one step away."
Dodgers or Brewers next. Los Angeles leads that series 3-2.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports