Thursday, April 06, 2006

Keith Who?

Beckett pitched a great game against a very good offensive lineup, but the story of the night had to be Jonathan Papelbon throwing absolute gas to close out the ninth while Foulke sat and watched. Keith Foulke was on the mound when we won the big one back in ought four so, like The Sports Guy, I wish him well and cut him some slack, but the I fear he's all washed up. Manager Terry Francona, unlike Grady Little, did the right thing last night by playing to win instead of trying to balm egos or raise confidence levels. That's the good news.
The bad news; Mike Timlin pitched poorly, David Ortiz went 0 for 4, and if not for the ghost of Wendell "Send Em In" Kim possessing the Texas third base coach the game would have been tied and God knows what would have happened. Still a win is a win.


zaphod said...

Schill's line last night: 3 hits, 1 run, 4 K's, 7 IP. His last pitch wa a 96 mph fastball striking out Jeff Conine of the O's. If Boston's pitching is anywhere near as good as it's been in the early going, it's going to be a very fun summer. Schilling, Beckett and Papelbon... that's a pretty good trio to build a staff around.

Dexter said...

Kim was not nearly as bad as Dale Svuem (sic)... Wakefield got out of some tight spots and reduced his ERA by a third on Sunday...Hard to believe he has been on the roster over a decade.