Miller threw five scoreless innings Thursday night in Pawtucket.
Well, there's still no real timeline for when Wade Miller will be pitching for the B's in the Fens, however, in a time where 'starting pitchers' has become a dirty word, this is a good sign.
Wade threw 79 pitches, 53 for strikes and he said, "I accomplished what I wanted to, I kept the ball down pretty decent but I left a few up. Other than that, I felt pretty strong tonight and felt like my control was getting better from last time." According to ESPN.com Miller's pitches topped out at about 91 mph.
I've been saying this since pitchers and catchers reported in Ft. Myers, Wade Miller has a lot of potential to turn a lot of things around for our ballclub. You had to be delusional to think the Sox would squeak by this season with no major problems with an aging pitching staff, and the Sox management knew this as well. They're prepared and the Sox should be able to get through this better then a lot of teams. We have a depth on this team that most teams lack, and there really is a sense of brotherhood on the team. Trot Nixon said it best when he stated that guys are just going to have to come in and do their job.
Our offense is elite. And our pitching thus far has only given up 95 runs (Best in the AL East by about 10 runs) which is impressive since it seems like things have been pitching on the sub-par level. We have a bench, and we have a farm system to help patch if we need. Things aren't that bad, and if we finish April a few games above .500 I'll be happy.
It's time to step up to the plate with a tightly clenched bat, wait for our pitch, and swing away. This is opposite of what we faced last year. Subsitute Schilling & Wells for Nixon & Garciaparra. Much like the New England Patriots, our franchise is too good and deep to fall apart on one man.
All right I feel better now. Lets get 2 out of 3 against the Rangers and lets also praise the lord we're playing outside of our division fianlly! The last team in the MLB to do so.
In a recent Boston Herald article Gerry Callahan wrote some things that made me just keep nodding my head yes. Read more...
It is not the dumbest thing ever said about the Red Sox, because it was only last season when some people claimed that New England's fascination with its baseball team would fade away if it ever won a World Series.
You remember the theory: The Sox would finally win it all, and the thing that drew the fans to this team - the pain, the suffering, the glorious self-pity - would suddenly vanish. With the chains removed from their hearts, Sox fans would take to the streets like ``Dawn of the Dead'' zombies, lost without the dark cloud that had followed them for 86 years.
Oh, no, what now? No more maudlin HBO specials. No more 1918 signs. Nothing but championship parades, banners and F-16 flyovers. It's only a matter of time before the fans give up on the Sox and turn their attention to the Revolution. It is, after all, the misery they crave.
And now that the Sox are getting record TV ratings and filling up local movie theaters for regular-season games in April, it's no longer even up for debate.
That is, without question, the Dumbest Thing Ever Said About The Red Sox.