The Schill and the shortstop
So who among you predicted that Alex Gonzalez would be the hitting hero in tonight’s game? Whatever this guy gives you offensively — and it probably isn’t going to be much — is a big-time bonus.
Other random musings as I stare out my enclosed window in the press box and watch rain pour onto the field.
Schilling is back more than even his biggest backers could have predicted. He looks in complete control right now, able to reach back for whatever he needs at any time.
Manny looks awful at the plate, but how long can that last? He tok a good 30 minutes of extra batting practice before the game, and you know he’ll keep breaking down the tape until he solves his glitch.
Jason Varitek also doesn’t look right at the plate from either side, which is strange, because he’s usually a fast starter.
It’s going to be fun to see Coco get back out there. This team obviously loses a little spark without him and I think Loretta is feeling it. My sense is that Coco and Loretta are going to play off each other quite a bit.