Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Curt Paints It Black

Curt Schilling was sharp, very sharp. After the disapointment of his last few starts, he has been working hard to fix what ailed him. Evidently he did. This is from the Courant.........

"Schilling, who allowed 12 hits and six runs to the Yankees in his last start, has been working with pitching coach John Farrell on the splitter. The results were extraordinary - he struck out the side in the first and didn't allow a hit until former teammate Trot Nixon singled in the second.
"I was throwing," Schilling said. "I was getting after it a little bit."
Said Pedroia: "He was awesome. He was painting every pitch. It was fun playing behind him."

Peter here, and it was fun WATCHING him pitch, too. A lot of fun. He was backed by a Manny tater and an inside-the-park job by the hot Kevin Youkilis, who extended his hitting streak to 20 games. Can we all agree that with his batting average and his on base numbers that he belongs on the All Star team? To me it's a no-brainer. Pedroia had another multiple hit day, collecting 3.
The bullpen allowed single runs in the 8th and the 9th, and there were some anxious moments before Paps nailed down the save. I still say that Paps is not as sharp as usual because he has not worked on a consistant basis this year, whether being held back by Tito or confronted with a non-save situation. But Monday night he got the job done and the Red Sox won their 4th in a row and 35th out of the first 50. They are playing inspired ball and each night there is a different hero. Said Brendan Donnelly, and this is from the Hub's Herald.....

"At 35-15, the Sox, who have the most wins in franchise history through 50 games, reinforced their claim to the title of the AL’s top team.
“I’ve been on some teams where we have always been talking about needing something else. We need need a starter, we need a hitter, we need something,” said reliever Brendan Donnelly, who got the final out of the eighth inning. “We don’t need anything, and that’s rare. This team is good enough to say that we don’t need anything, and while that’s rare, what’s even more rare is we get along and have fun. It’s a good combination.”

Peter here. The MOST wins in franchise history! Wow! And how about the return of Trot Nixon, OUR number 7. He received multiple standing ovations from all of us, at the game or cheering and crying at home. And before and after the game he AND his wife, always active in charitable pursuits, were emotional, to say the least. How else can I say it but this.....WE LOVE YOU TROT! We all do.

Tonight is another night that we have been waiting for....the return of Josh Beckett. And we all hope he can pick up where he left off as if nothing had happened. For if he does, this 2007 Boston Red Sox team is one scary bunch of ballplayers. Just the way we like it. Paps threw 23 pitches last night, but the Darkman is rested, last pitching in Sunday's win, as is Donnelly, who only pitched three last night. So the 'pen will be ready, locked and loaded after Josh's 7 strong (I hope).
Click on the title of this post for more on Curt Schilling and his newly sharpened splitter. And remember....7pm tonight...Fenway Park. Red Sox baseball...............as only they know how. Ya gotta love it! I know I do. Thanks for being here, and I'd love to read your comments....did you see a newly confident Curt last night? I, for one, noticed that he was "on" from the first inning, hitting his spots, Tek's glove. ALMOST EVERY PITCH. As Jere would say, "Good job, Curt."

17 Comments:

At 5/29/2007 10:12 AM, Blogger ian said...

Awesome game by Schill last night. And it was great to see Trot back last night.

I hope that when he retires that the Red Sox sign him just so he can retire as a Red Sox.

 
At 5/29/2007 11:28 AM, Blogger Suldog said...

YOUK! My favorite first baseman since George Scott :-)

 
At 5/29/2007 11:38 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Mr.TATER himself!!!! I have to say after last night's "bouncing in the triangle" ball past Grady Sizemore....Youk HAS WHEELS! He should be a frontrunner for the All Star game....and tonight all our eyes will be focused on Josh.....Trot's night last night was great, but the sharp Schill took over! Thanks Sul......

 
At 5/29/2007 11:39 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

You too Ian.....and thank you Sox.... .700 baseball NEVER looked so great!!!!!

 
At 5/29/2007 11:40 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Fun, isn't it!!!!!

 
At 5/29/2007 12:14 PM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

It's a great time to be a Red Sox fan! I agree Youk should be the 1B all-star, but that means Papi probably wouldn't make the team ... unless he gets on fire, then we could have both on the all-star team!

 
At 5/29/2007 12:22 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

BFW. That's what I'm thinking. But first things first.......JOSH NIGHT tonight (Tuesday), and then a "not feeling ill" Daisuke...then a day off, skip (a big maybe) Julian, and come back against the pinstriped losers with as close as possible to our top of the rotation. I like the deepness and the team aspect of our Sox. As always, thank you for your comments......

 
At 5/29/2007 1:51 PM, Blogger Jess said...

Yowza, such an exciting game to watch!
And fantastic to see Trot get such a warm welcome. Miss the guy.

 
At 5/29/2007 1:57 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

In the Words of Howie Rose on WFAN:

"Put It In The Books";

Youk & Curt put on The Show;

Ahh, Trot for the memories are sweet;

But now we're BETTER.

 
At 5/29/2007 2:01 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hi Jess.....yes, last night was sweet, and so was hearing from you!
And Michael, and Jess.....tonight, I so hope, is a night of 7 innings of JOSH DOMINATION!

Thanks........Fenway fun yet again.......and Daisuke ready for Wednesday...............swet? I hope...I know......Peter

 
At 5/29/2007 2:02 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And that should have been spelled sweet, the word.......be well!

 
At 5/29/2007 2:05 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

I was there - trust me, great, great game. He looked awesome.

 
At 5/29/2007 3:48 PM, Blogger John said...

I missed Trot's at bats but I did manage to see the end of the game and Pap's shaky close. We'll take it!

 
At 5/29/2007 4:44 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Rebecca, you must have had SO much fun...and tonight, you know who on the mound.
And John, he WAS shaky...maybe if he worked just a LITTLE more often the rust wouldn't show as much......the Darkman is ready tonight, if needed!!!!! Hi rust has been showing a little.......but 35-15 says it all.....thanks to both of you........I'm going out and won't be home until the third inning.....have a great night.........everyone!

 
At 5/29/2007 8:45 PM, Blogger Amy said...

I just had to stop by to say that I'm watching baseball (not the sox, they aren't broadcast here tonight) but I see the score (they are leading) and the yanks score (they are losing) and just thought you must be having a GREAT time during the season so far!!

Hope you're having a great night (how could it be a bad one?)

 
At 5/30/2007 7:09 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thank you Amy on Wed. morning...I just left your blog and it's been so long I have some catching up to do. And that's great. I LOVE to read, especially when it's a friend who is doing the writing! I left you a comment that says more than this one does, too.
Yes, the Sox are right now doing everything right. It's a combination of having the right group of players and those players doing their jobs, with a little luck mixed in to taste. That's something that is inevitably necessary for ALL of us.
Check out my other comment at your place, and havew a wonderful summer...you and you family!. Thats what's important in this life.

 
At 5/30/2007 7:11 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

My spelling bad..I'm sorry. I'm much more careful with my posts, but I usually get it right with the comments, too. It's early, though.......good excuse?? Pete

 

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