Wednesday, October 13, 2004

I’m writing this while watching Game 2 of the ALCS, but first a few comments on Game 1.

It was obvious right from the get-go that there was something wrong with Curt Schilling last night. He was cuffed around by the Yankees in his worst-ever postseason start. There’s a problem with his ankle, and he may not be able to pitch the rest of the series. The Sox are going to have a tough time beating the Yankees without their ace.

Even with Schilling’s bad start, the Red Sox nearly overcame an 8-0 deficit, rallying to within a run in the 8th before going down 10-7. The remarkable thing was how quickly Mike Mussina unraveled in the 7th. Mussina had gone 6 1/3 perfect innings, looking like he was channeling Don Larsen out on the Yankee Stadium mound. Then he gave up a double to Bellhorn and the floodgates opened. Mussina gave up four runs and only got one more out before he left the game.

Now in game 2, the Sox are down 1-0 in the last of the 4th. Pedro is pitching pretty well, although far from dominating. John Leiber looks great for the Yankees, giving up only one hit so far, but I think the Red Sox can get to him eventually.

We have an open house at the kids school tomorrow night. It should be fun. I’m looking forward to seeing what they’re up to in school.


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