April 8, 2006

G5: Red Sox 2, Orioles 1

Red Sox - 000 101 000 - 2 7 0
Orioles - 000 001 000 - 1 4 0
The Sox improved to 4-1 with their second victory of the season by a 2-1 score. Jason Varitek doubled and scored the first run in the fourth, then drove in the second with another double in the sixth. Manny Ramirez had two hits and the Red Sox drew six more walks, but the pitching was the story.
          IP  H  R BB  K  BF PIT  ERA
Schilling 7 3 1 2 4 26 114 1.93
Timlin 1 1 0 0 0 4 19 0.00
Papelbon 1 0 0 0 1 3 13 0.00
Schilling had velocity and command all day. His last pitch was a 96 mph fastball to struck out Jeff Conine with two men on. In the ninth, Papelbon hit 97 while also throwing a nasty slider and splitter.

Ian Browne notes that in 2005, the Red Sox were 3-22 when they scored fewer than three runs. This year, they are already 2-0.

Previews: Boston & Baltimore.

Meanwhile, in New York ...


DANNDANN said...

I love the New York papers after a Yankees loss; they always seem to make it as though the world is about to end.

Yaz-Tex said...

Sigh. There are few things in life I've found to be more sublime than a pristine spring morning in Texas spent watching the Masters, while today's papers open with the news that the Sox and Yankees own inverted W-L records, 4-1 vs. 1-4.

Like the Augusta leaderboard on Sunday afternoon, history shows that the current situation is but a temporary one, and that Furious George's line-up will soon start to put a numbers that will more closely resemble their individual and respective W-2s.

There's a lot of baseball yet to played, but the nascent 2006 season has the feel of something special. What could be better than for the Wakefield of old to trot out to the mound today and lead us back home @ 5-1?

The Yankees taking the gas one more time at LAA to head home at 1-6....