Thursday, June 07, 2007
Curt Schilling, ladies and gentlemen, Curt Schilling.
What else can you say about this game? The pitching did well in Oakland, but was still losing. I guess Curt figured the only way he could win was to pitch a 1 hit complete game shutout. The funny thing is, we only scored 1 run for him! He really did have to throw a shutout in order to win.
The Man of the Game was, ummmmmmmm, let's see. Well, Ortiz had a homer AND a walk. Ummmm, Youkilis had a pair of walks. Varitek had a single. Ron Flores pitched a perfect 0.1 inning. Despite all of these contenders, I think Curt Schilling deserves the Man of the Game. Nine innings, 1 hit, 8.2 without allowing a hit, 4 strikeouts, faced 2 batters over the minimum (Lugo error), threw 100 pitches, 71 strikes.
David Ortiz: 1/3, HR, BB
Joe Blanton: 7.1 IP, 4 H, ER
So the Sox get some momentum going into Arizona. Josh Beckett on the hill late tomorrow night.