Saturday, September 10, 2005

Schilling looked better

But he's still not perfect. I liked what I saw today, though. His line says it all:

8 5 2 2 2 6 1 6.28

I think the 6.28 ERA is the key statistic today. Today was good, but he still needs to pitch a couple more games before he's set. People just like to forget that for him, this is like the first three games of the season. He's just starting to get into the groove and I expect at least one more bad performance to come in the following weeks. Of course, being Boston fans, we're all going to shout about how Tito shouldn't be pitching him and so on and so forth, but it's all for the good.

All in all, I'm happy to see that he can do what needs to be done this year.

PS The Yanks are going to miss Scheffield badly if he can't come back. Without pitching, it's the offense that has carried them this far. And despite the numbers, it's Scheff who's been the MVP for the Yanks not ARod. Gary is just a better clutch hitter. "Sheffield tried to take batting practice Friday but stopped when he couldn't plant the leg. He planned to try to take BP again Saturday."

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