Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Game 99 - A's 6th of 10

Update: A close game becomes a laugher thanks to plays like these (Nixon sliding in on Teks 3 run double). AP file picture found at Weei.com

As usual all statistics were found at the day by day database at Baseball Musings.

Schilling goes for number 13 and a tie with Beckett for the lead in victories tonight. Schilling has never started at McAfee stadium. He is however 4 and 0 as a starter against the A's with a solid 3.12 ERA. All but two of his starts has been a quality start, and in the non quality starts he went 5 1/3 innings giving up 3 runs and 6 2/3 innings giving up 4 runs. He has also averaged over 6.5 innings per start against this team. I think the competitive juices will be flowing and when they are flowing in the ace of the staff you can look for him to come out firing on all cylinders. A win tonight would also tie the season series at 3 games each (presently the Sox have losing records against the Indians, Twins, Blue Jays and the A's).

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