A Kazmir KO
Curt Schilling was masterful over six innings, surrendering only one lone run. The bullpen was just as good, too. But the Boston Red Sox ran into a lefthanderd buzzsaw who goes by the name of Scott Kazmir. This is from the Courant......
"After watching Scott Kazmir throw a few pitches, Schilling understood what he was up against. The Tampa Bay lefthander was scintillating Monday night.
"I thought this was the best game I have ever seen him pitch against us," Schilling said after a 1-0 loss to the Devil Rays at Fenway Park.
That's saying something. With his seven scoreless innings Monday, Kazmir is 6-4 with a 2.62 ERA in 16 starts against the Red Sox."
Peter here, and the adjective scintillating is just about a perfect one to describe his dominance. And the Sox did not have Manny in the lineup, who still feels some residual sorenearness near his oblique, nor Big Papi, who rested his knee on a night when a nemisis of his was pitching. With the Yankees' day off, the lead is down to 5 games, but only 4 in the lost column. This weekend's series looms larger than ever seemed possible. But baseball is a game, and it would take a monumental collapse by the good guys to NOT get into the postseason. Tim Wakefield goes tonight against the up and down Sonnastine. We must win both of these upcoming games, and then we can enjoy the off day Thursday before the huge series against the still hot Yankees. Good luck Timmy.
Click on the title of this post for the Globe's Amalie Benjamin's game wrap up. As always, it's well written and informative. She is great! Thanks, and enjoy your Tuesday September 11. I am about to write my 9/11 post, which you will find directly above this one on the blog. Thank you, constant reader, as always, for being here and for your support. Comments....will the Sox stay in first place? I'd love to hear your thoughts.