Friday, June 8, 2007


(The Only Run In The Game!)(Curt Schilling Was a BEAST Today!)(This Lady Was Right Today!)
(Coco Saving The No-No At The Time. . .)
(In Cruise Control.)(A One Hitter Is Damn Good, And The Sox Needed It.)

In the midst of their worst losing streak on the season (four in a row, six of seven), the Red Sox got a special performance from their aging ace, Curt Schilling. Thursday afternoon in Oakland, Curt Schilling pitched EIGHT AND TWO THIRDS OF NO HIT baseball, before losing his bid when Shannon Stewart lined a clean single to right field after Schilling shook off his catcher (Jason Varitek). Schilling finished with a one-hitter as the Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0.

"We get two outs, and I was sure, and I had a plan, and I shook Tek off," Schilling said. "And I get a big 'What if?' for the rest of my life."

Hindsight is always 20-20," Varitek said. "It wasn't the first time he shook off all game. We had like a half-dozen. It doesn't really matter. He made a quality pitch. If he didn't make a quality pitch then you can second guess."

Schilling finished the game with the monster line:

CG 0ER 1H 0BB 4K

The only other runner Schilling allowed was on a Julio Lugo error on a Marco Scutaro grounder in the fifth inning.

The only run scored in the game, was a solo Home Run with two outs in the first inning by David Ortiz. The Sox resume interleague play in Arizona Friday night versus the Diamondbacks. Josh Beckett (8-0, 2.95) will go for the Sox against Doug Davis (4-6, 3.05).

(Completing the One Hitter.)

(Congratulations All Around.)



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