• May 10th vs. The Red Sox

    Posted by on May 10th, 2006 · Comments (3)

    Back in October 2004, Curt Schilling said:

    “I’m not sure of any scenario more enjoyable than making 55,000 people from New York shut up.”

    Watching the game this evening, I want to now personally counter that statement with:

    “I’m not sure of many scenarios more enjoyable than seeing Curt Schilling, knocked out of a ballgame, sitting on the bench holding his head in his hands.”

    Tonight was all about Mussina and Schilling for me – specifically how they performed after a homerun. Mussina could have had a meltdown after the Lowell homer. Instead, he sucked it up and did a great job. On the other hand, Schilling had a meltdown after A-Rod launched his moon-shot off him. That was the difference in this game.

    The whole thing allows me to forget the fact that the Yankees still can’t get David Ortiz out – at least for a night.

    And, it makes me wonder: When Red Sox fans look at Schilling’s first four starts of the season and his last four starts, are they questioning him now the way that some Yankees fans are questioning Randy Johnson? Maybe they should, no? And, is it time yet to admit that maybe he did himself in this season with that game against the Indians?

    Comments on May 10th vs. The Red Sox

    1. baileywalk
      May 10th, 2006 | 11:47 pm

      There are few better feelings than watching Schilling get his brains beat in.

      No more nonsense about Randy Johnson being our ace or that we don’t have an ace. Mike Mussina is the ace of the Yankees’ pitching staff. He gave up a couple of home runs to start the game, but the important thing is that the offense gave him back the lead and he never let it go. That’s important.

      Proctor has secured his spot on this team. I’ll admit I was one of the people who was down on him early in the year, but he is a different pitcher. Keeping Sturtze over this guy is a crime. They cannot send him down. He got away with a terrible pitch tonight, but results are results and until he shows otherwise, he’s a different pitcher. When Dotel gets back, the back end of the bullpen is Proctor, Dotel, Farns and Mo. Sounds good to me.

      Maybe I just like youth on the team, but I’m digging Melky. I hope this kid sticks around. That walk he worked from Schilling was a thing of beauty.

    2. brockdc
      May 11th, 2006 | 12:55 am

      Man, I loved that look of intensity and unwavering determination on Moose’s face before dealing each pitch. He sure as hell was acting like an ace.

      I don’t think Schilling pitched too poorly. He had pretty good stuff and made some bad pitches. As much as I despise the guy, at this point, I wouldn’t even compare his situation with RJ’s.

      Unit is either completely psyched out or injured (even though, apparently, his MRI came back negative). Each of those possibilities presents itself with huge long-term implications for the Yanks pitching staff.

    3. Yu Hsing Chen
      May 11th, 2006 | 1:51 am

      I too am for the youth movement as long as they show they have the real stuff to produce for this team…

      And IMHO, it is one of the reason why this year’s Yankee feels a lot more “right” … they have several key youngesters in key spots and/or comming up huge for them … it hasn’t happened in the Bronx in a while to have so many young players that are from good to great and helping the team and obviously not on a trade display .. and I think we can all remember the last time the Yankees felt like that with certain guys like Jeter/ Posada / Mo / Pettiett what happend next ;)

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