Thursday, June 21, 2007


Although Curt Schilling's MRI revealed no structural damage, he'll be placed on the 15 day DL, retroactive to Tuesday with tendinitis in his shoulder. Josh Beckett will take his spot on Sunday on full rest, setting up a duel between him and Jake Peavy. Tavarez will be bumped up a spot on Monday in Seattle. The hole in the rotation will open up on Tuesday. Jon Lester could be the candidate to fill it. Lester's start on Wednesday wasn't that good. He allowed 3 runs in 5 innings in a loss.

Kason Gabbard is also a potential replacement. He starts tonight against Indianapolis, which means he could go Tuesday on regular rest. He's also 6-2 with a 3.26 ERA.

This DL stint is the best thing for Schilling and for the Red Sox. Curt started out great. In April, he was 3-1 with a 3.27 ERA. In May, he fell off a bit, going 2-1 with a 4.03 ERA. And in June, even with the 1 hitter, he is 1-2 with a 5.79 ERA. Take out the 1 hitter, and he's got a 9.42 ERA in June. Something is definitely wrong with him. Maybe it's just old age, which means his career might be coming to an end.

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