Curt Schilling was on. Manny Delcarmen struck out 2 in his one inning of work. And Craig Hansen worked one inning and one inning only, and at the end, the Boston Red Sox had their first shutout in nearly a year, becoming the majors' last team this season to do it. And it was worth the wait.
Big Papi connected for number 32, Mikey Lowell banged out another 2 doubles, 7 runs crossed the plate, Manny has 3 base hits, and a good time was guaranteed for all, all that is except the players for the Oakland A's, and the handful of their fans in attendance. And it was clear watching Schill work that he had everything going for him, as he breezed through 7 innings in what was an important win for the Sox. Why? Because the Yankees keep winning. Ever since their blowout loss on Georgie Porgie's birthday, and a team meeting called by Joe Torre, they have played lights out. With all the injuries to their key players, they still refuse to lose. The 5 game Fenway set scheduled in about a month is looming large. But first? Snyder against the A's. I have a good feeling about the game today. And after losing the first 2, wouldn't a split be sweet?