Saturday, September 02, 2006

Another day, another Sox regular down

Yesterday it was Lester and Papelbon, today it's Schilling

As the team dealt with the news of starting pitcher Jon Lester being diagnosed with lymphoma, then watched their prized closer go out in the 9th inning last night with an apparent shoulder in jury, today comes word that Curt Schilling will skip his next scheduled start due to a strained side muscle.
I think Tito should gather up the remainder of his squad, herd them aboard some kind of ship, and ferry them to a faraway island where no harm can befall them. I mean these guys are becoming an endangered species, the healthy Red Sox player. It's getting to be downright scary how many players are going down and with all different sorts of maladies. From blisters to knees to cancer to heart conditions, the Red Sox have morphed into the Bed(rest)Sox.
Let's see how they hold up today in a game that had to be moved up 6 hours because of strong storms expected to hit the Hub later this afternoon, the remnants of Tropical Storm Ernesto. If they get the game in, it will be interesting to see who plays where (newly recalled OF David Murphy is expected to start somewhere), who gets the start, and most importantly if they all make it out of the contest intact.

Once again, The Nation will be keeping our collective fingers crossed...

Today's game: vs. TOR, 1P Burnett (6-6, 4.53) vs... DiNardo? (we'll see)

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