New York State of Mind
The two hour and 30 minute rain delay finally in the books, it’s hard not to think past today and think about what is ahead in the Bronx. The Red Sox have the type of opportunity that doesn’t come along often. They have a chance to flatten the Yankees before Memorial Day.
Of course, to do this, they would need a sweep. Likely? Of course not. But the possibility still exists. For the first time I can ever remember, the Red Sox can go into this series free and easy. All of the pressure, and i mean ALL of it, is on the Yankees.
They are at a fragile point here. Rocket is rushing to re-launch, wondering if there will even be a cause to pitch for by the time he returns.
Hudson against Gabbard doesn’t favor the Red Sox, but how many times have we said things like that this year and then the opposite of what you expect ends up happening? And what ever happened to the American League East? Only one team is over .500.
I liked Tito’s move of saving Schilling for the final game in New York. Watching Schilling his last two starts, he hasn’t looked like the same guy. I’d think that giving him an extra day of rest would only help. He always loves pitching in New York.
By the way, does Jonathan Papelbon ever pitch anymore? What a luxury for the Sox to be able to rest him so much.
How is everyone else doing on this fine Sunday afternoon?