Monday, July 31, 2006

Schill Schelled

Maybe we should have known that the law of baseball averages would eventually catch up to Curt Schilling, who came into last night's game unbeaten on the home sod. The hard-hitting Angels gave Schilling whiplash last night, hitting three homers in the third and cruising to an easy 10-4 victory.

With the Sox losing 2 of 3 to the Angels - and the Yanks winning 2 of 3 from the Devil Dogs, and getting reinforcements in Abreu and Lidle - there's some pressure on Theo and his staff to come up with something today. Jayson Stark on this morning mentioned that the Sox have suddenly thrust themselves into the Alfonso Soriano sweepstakes. With Trot Nixon going down last night with what looked like another oblique problem, and Coco Crisp continuing to play CF like Ray Charles, the Sox could definitely use some more offense and another outfielder. I just hope they're not thinking of trading Loretta and putting Soriano at second - that would be a huge downgrade. But I like how Theo's thinking big. He knows that Lowell and Loretta have probably peaked, and that the offense needs a shot of energy. They've been scuffling big-time since the All-Star break. Needless to say, it should be a verrrrry interesting day around these parts. If they do nothing, the fans won't be happy.

Sox are in action tonight against Cleveland at Fenway. David Wells makes his remarkable return versus Paul Byrd.

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