Tonight the Sox go for another win in Camden Yards, hoping to extend their current dominance over the men from Baltimore to a gaudy thirteen games. Last night’s brilliance from Josh Beckett should serve as a reminder to Curt Schilling that he doesn’t have to blow guys away (which Beckett did), but that he has to be on top of all of his pitches (which Beckett was) in order to facilitate blowing them away. That, as far as I was concerned, was the key to Beckett’s stellar effort: control. Without that tonight, we may still be lamenting the six-score and 13 pitches Schilling threw one cold night in April and it’s purported residual effects on our old ace’s arm. Here’s hoping Curt makes it a non-issue, and at least looks a bit like his early-April bad self.
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