Game One, Friday, Aug. 24th
11-3 win. Josh Beckett becomes the game's first 16 game winner of '07.
It wasn't his strongest outing, which included a 36 pitch first inning. But our bats were behind him, and once he settled in, his fastball took over.
Game Two of Doubleheader, Sox win 10-1
This was Schillings best outing since coming off the DL. He gave up only 3 hits. But the key was the fact that his fastball clocked in at 93 MPH. This has been a source of worry for Curt, the Sox and the Nation in recent weeks.
Offense during the doubleheader got 21 runs on 28 hits, including Papi's 2 homers in Game Two.
Saturday, Sox win 14-2
Now we have (2) 16 game winners in our starting rotation. Wake once again demonstrated his reliability and depth, by giving us 7 scoreless innings. In his last three starts, Wake has only given up nine hits, and zero runs in over 22 innings. This is without his sidekick, Mirabelli behind the plate, who is still on the DL.
What other team out there can boast that their #4 pitcher has 16 wins? Uh... nobody but those of us in Red Sox Nation, that is.
Roger Clemens is the oldest pitcher to ever win a CY Young, at age 42 back in 2004. Wakefield is now 41.
I know no one is talking about it out there, but how about it? Wakefield is certainly a candidate worthy of some consideration for this year's Cy Young award.