Friday, March 09, 2007

Good Pitching Times Two!

The Sox played two games down in Florida on Thursday, and both games featured good pitching by Boston. And I also linked an article from the Herald about Daisuke and his rapid learning curve of the English language, a vital link between catcher, pitcher and pitching coach. Reqired reading? Why not! And by now, you know how to access linked articles...just click on any post's title. If there is one there, you will be immediately beamed to the specific piece. Right, Scotty? Go for it, but read this first.....

Here is the pitching line for the Sox 3 Toronto 2 game.....

K Snyder 2 1-3 5 2 2 0 1 2
J Tavarez 1 2-3 1 0 0 0 2 0
J Pineiro 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
C Breslow 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
K Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
N Debarr 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
E Martinez (W,1-0) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

Snyder, 5 hits in only 2 and a third. But read my next post, and click on its title afterwords, for a great article by gordon Edes. But, we're still here! Read on...... Tavarez-solid! He's a chameleon sometimes! Piniero, well, unpredictable, but with performances like that, who knows? Paps might be able to start. But it's only March 9, thank goodness. Refining and defining of the 'pen is still needed for us to compete. Compete, he said???? Oh yeah....
And for the second game, featuring Schill and a good relief corp that resulted in a 1-0 victory for the Twins.....

C Schilling (L,1-1) 4 2 1 1 1 2 0
D Hansack 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
B Corey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Pauley 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

And this, from the Herald of Boston, sums up Schill's heavy-hearted performance....

"Schilling threw 60 pitches in his outing against the Twins, including 14 changeups..........
“I feel like I’m getting stronger,” said Schilling, adding that he threw “one horrifically bad pitch,” a 3-2 change that Torii Hunter cranked to right-center for an RBI double.
“The last two starts, I’ve gotten incrementally better,” he said. “Command, velocity . . . I just have to keep working on some of those things that I’m trying to get down and get integrated into my game plan as we get ready for Opening Day.”

Solid pitching top to bottom in the Schill game. So there are no complaints from me, non at all. And the reason I have been focusing on the pitching more than the hitting and defense for these early spring training games is obvious. Our club will live in first or languish in third, and it all comes down to that eight letter word........PITCHING. I'l be back a little later on this 2 degree record-setting morning here in north central Connecticut.


At 3/09/2007 10:33 AM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

Gotta like Schill working on his change up, too. A good change up added to his arsenal could be tremendous for him this season. Keep healthy & be our Ace for '07!

At 3/09/2007 10:37 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hi BFW. Curt wants to lead the league in victories. And who'd doubt him??? Not me!!! Our number one is such a great first step through the '07 rotation. And I'll be watching....may the 'pen have as much (or near) talent! And that's a huge wish...........but you know me, Mr. Optimistic, unless it stares me right in the face.....


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