... keeping my lower body over the rubber and getting my arm out in order to deliver the pitch. Staying behind the baseball and not cutting myself off and cutting off velocity and life and everything else. ... I was trying to throw splits and fastballs that were better than what I've been doing. Well, I just need to really stick with what I've been doing. It works.Steven Krasner noted that before last night, Bot had struck out only one of his last 25 batters, after fanning 16 batters in his first eight innings. Papelbon struck out two Twins last night.
Bartolo Colon pitched three innings for Pawtucket last night, allowing four singles and one run, with two strikeouts and no walks. He threw 49 pitches, 36 for strikes. Alex Cora: "He's going to help us win another World Series." ... Colon should make his next AAA start on Thursday at Buffalo.
Curt Schilling threw from 60 feet for the third time in five days.