The end is now here for Boston’s Curt Schilling.
It’s interesting to look at the Red Sox’ pitching today. Schilling was a non-factor this season. So far, Clay Buchholz has been a bust. Josh Beckett has been just “O.K.” But, what’s saved Boston has been the pitching of Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jon Lester, and (to an extent) Justin Masterson.
In some ways, you can almost say that the difference between the Yankees and the Red Sox is that Daisuke Matsuzaka is not Kei Igawa; and, that Jon Lester is doing what the Yankees expected Phil Hughes to do (this season).