The Red Sox avoided a series sweep against the Texas Rangers Sunday night winning 3-2. Curt Schilling was on the mound and he looked great compared to his last start. Schilling appeared to have great command of his fastball but I could be completely wrong if you listen to the description Joe Morgan gave during the game on command and strike out pitching. In either case Schill looked good on the hill he went 6innings with 4hits 1ER 1R 1BB and 6K’s. Big Papi delivered all the Red Sox runs belting out 2 monster shots( solo blast in the first and another in the 3rd with 1 on ) giving the Sox the 3-2 win.
Few things I noticed during the game that concern me :
1) Despite Tek’s excellent game calling his bat seems to be on life support. We are gonna need production out of Tek at the plate this season. I would be happy with 20HR 70RBI…….. asking alot ?
2) Coco has got to go I don’t know what’s more annoying his completely unorthodox batting stance with the dancing fingers or the the feeling he thinks growing the afro will somehow help his anemic batting.
3) Are we gonna regret not keeping Mark Loretta or not getting a second baseman in the offseason ?
4) Manny is not hitting . I can live with this though because we know with all the uncertainties in life we know Manny will come through with 40HR and 120RBI just as sure as Danny Ainge will manage to Tank another draft for the Celtics.
Is it or should Papelbon be the most feared closer in the game this season ? I mean it’s not even fair when he is out there on the hill. Case in point the 9th inning . Papelbon made Wilkerson look like he was just called up from A ball because he wasn’t even close on those first 2 pitches and completely frozen on the final pitch.Hey you know whats sounds good calling in to work with some lame excuse so I can watch the home opener. I suggest you do the same you’ll love me for the advise later.