Red Sox Nation
Putting Schilling in the bullpen is a mistake--not because he doesn't know how to pitch in relief, but because clearly he's not ready to pitch. Doesn't look like he'll be strong enough the rest of the year. The Sox are in trouble. They need to pick up a flame-throwing pitcher and some base-running speed. How about the Pirates' Jose Mesa? Isn't it about time for that hapless team to give up the year and start unloading? In the meantime, why not throw Wakefield in some middle relief and let Embree and Timlin finish games off? Either way, can't do that to Schilling again. Last night he looked like he couldn't push with his back leg at all.