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  • June 8th, 2007

    Red Sox 1, Oakland 0:
    Doing What Needed to be Done…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:27 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (2)

    In my post yesterday, I mentioned that Curt Schilling might need to go out and throw a no-hitter…

    Well, he did the next best thing–he threw a brilliant 100 pitch 1-hitter that WAS a no-hitter up until 8 2/3 inning, when Shannon Stewart managed to get a hit. Fortunately, Schilling was able to get the next out on 2 pitches for the win…Says Curt: “We needed to win today, above everything else…so it was very easy to stay focused on what we were trying to accomplish, which was to win the game. The fact that they had no hits going into the seventh, eighth, ninth reflected executing the game plan, but the focus was winning the game. We hadn’t won the last couple of a days. This was a big win for us.”

    Should be a GREAT blog post over at 38 pitches today…

    So the Line reads: 9IP, 1 Hit, 0 Run, 0 Walks, and 4 strikeouts…and it was his 1st shutout with the Sox, his last being with Arizona in 2003. It was also his 1st complete game since 2004

    Its a shocker, I know, but the 1 error made by the Sox, which broke up the perfect game in the 5th? Julio Lugo….and that error was responsible for the only other base runner of the day….

    Kudos to Big Papi as well, as he was solely responsible for the Red Sox offense–fortunately it was enough to get it done…and he was totally oblivious to the no-no developing…Says Ortiz: “I’m glad I didn’t know because I get nervous…For some reason, I looked up at the board with one out in the ninth and saw all those zeroes. I kept looking until I saw the zero under the ‘H.’ I turned around and the guys were shushing me…”

    I really would have liked to have seen this game–but, once again, I miss the really cool games…

    Tonight: Back to the nightNIGHT games: The Unbeaten Josh Beckett takes the mound tonight to go for his 9th win against the Diamondbacks. Doug Davis gets the start for Arizona. Game time is 9:40pm…Who came up with THAT weird-assed time??

    2 Responses to “Red Sox 1, Oakland 0:
    Doing What Needed to be Done…”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, if they ever find Lugo in the trunk of a car sometime, you may be suspect #1! Great game by Schilling and looking forward to Beckett tonight. Always fun watching the AL pitchers hit, and Beckett, from his NL days, is pretty good. Still love the cold shoulder he got in Philly last year from the bench after he hit that HR.

      The start time is weird: I’m just glad it’s a weekend and I can stay up, guilt-free.

      Take care,

      Ted

    2. Kaylee says:

      “Game time is 9:40pm…Who came up with THAT weird-assed time??”

      All the diamondbacks home night games are at that time weird but,they are.I am going to tonights and sundays games GO RED SOX!

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