Can Schill brighten a dreary day?
I wrote that headline when i thought there was going to be a game. But it’s been canceled. Makeup will probably be in September.
First of all, apologies for going roughly 72 hours between posts. Let’s just say that these trips to New York are a little time consuming from a work standpoint, especially when the draft falls right in the middle of it.
Monday night you can shake off if you’re the Red Sox. It’s just one of those nights where Beckett was leaving the ball right over the middle of the plate and the Yankees acted as if they were hitting off a tee. Last night was different. That was gutwrenching. What can you say about Pauley? I didn’t see a performance like that coming. I doubt any of you did either. That was special stuff.
Now, if only he could have fielded a grounder, and if only Melky Cabrera didn’t make the best catch of his life to bring back what would have been a game-tying homer in the 8th. If last night’s game was October, we’d be hearing about it for weeks. It had that type of feel to it.
Down 2-0 what is now a 3-game set, the Red Sox have the man they want on the mound in Schilling. Nobody loves a challenge like this more. I’d be shocked if he didn’t come up big Thursday night. Even though Big Unit isn’t the Big Unit of old, you still don’t want to lose the two games games of a e series with him pitching the finale, so you know Schilling will be revved up beyond belief.