Schilling is working on his inside pitch in an effort to become more aggressive in his old age. Chris Duffy paid the price yesterday, but hopefully his sacrifice will pay off in the long run as more batters become aware that Curt is going inside.
Papelbon is OK with poor outing - The Boston Globe
A day after Curt Schilling hit Pittsburgh's Chris Duffy in the head and said Duffy has ''got to be able to get out of the way of that," Duffy responded. ''I know he wasn't trying to hit me, especially in an exhibition game," Duffy said, according to the Associated Press. ''I understand he is working on pitching inside more, but sometimes you've just got to take responsibility. You've got to go about it in a classy way." Duffy was diagnosed with a mild concussion. Schilling could not be reached for comment
In other news, Lester, Alvarez and 11 others were sent to AAA today by the Red Sox. They include: pitchers Edgar Martinez, David Pauley, Jermaine Van Buren and outfielders Brandon Moss and David Murphy. Also being assigned: righties Tim Bausher and Franklin Nunez, infielders Luis A. Jiminez, Rodney Nye and Josh Pressley and outfielder Tyler Minges.