*Picture from the Boston Globe*
Sure, Schilling went 7 innings, giving up 1 run, struck out 3, and uncharacteristically, walked 2. He gave up 5 hits and probably could have gone more.
Tito felt like Okajima would be a better option, and who am I to argue with success: solid 8th for Oki and a scoreless 9th for Donnelly = a 6-1 Red Sox victory.
The first run of the game was plated by Alex Cora, the utility infielder for the Sox who has been lights out so far this year: he took a hanging breaking ball from Daniel Cabrera and deposited it somewhere below "Boog's BBQ" in RF tonight.
Cora is the type of player every team wants: does whatever is asked of him, never gripes about lack of playing time, and plays heads up ball whenever he gets in the game. Tonight he started at 2B based on his record vs. Cabrera and did not disappoint. Plus, he played a good, steady game in the field and just did his job.
Guy's like Cora mean the difference in 2nd place and WS champion: I'm just glad he's on our side.
VERY nice win tonight, and with the Yankee rain out, it ensures one more day of the Red Sox in 1st place and the MFY's in last.
That can only be looked at as a VERY. GOOD. THING.