A 3-0 lead with Schilling on the hill. That’s basically gold on most nights. It was somewhat shocking to see Schilling make so many mistakes at Yankee Stadium, a place where he has normally pitched so well in his career.
This was a tough loss to take for the Sox. They had Mussina on the ropes and couldn’t finish him off. That fastball Schilling threw A-Rod might have been his fattest pitch of the year. A-Rod would hit that thing out of the yard 10 times out of 10.
So what is the deal with Schilling? Unhittable his first four starts, then not much of a mystery in the last four. He says he’s healthy; he looks healthy. His next start at Baltimore should be telling.
The best thing that came from tonight’s game was Ortiz going 4-for-4. Once he gets hot again, it changes the entire dynamic of the offense.
The forecast is bad for Thursday, but if they play, the Red Sox could really use Wake to pitch a gem. It’s always good to win a series in New York. Hopefully Schilling didn’t inadvertently give A-Rod his confidence back.
Hopefully they play on Thursday. The forecast isn’t good. Wakefield has definitely had a swagger about him in the two starts Mirabelli has been back. I wouldn’t be surprised if he pitches a gem in this one.