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October 10, 2007
Click here to listen to today's edition of projo SoxTalk with Sean McAdam. Today's topics: how the Red Sox' and Indians' destinies have been linked; Cleveland's youth movement; the biggest reason that the Indians are better now than they were back then; Bobby Kielty getting the start in right field; Curt Schilling promoted to Game 2 starter; Tim Wakefield's status for Game 4.
Following are some excerpts from Sean's comments.
Starting Kielty over Drew on Friday: "That seems to be the logical move for the Red Sox to make. Kielty is a guy that when he was brought in was cited for his ability as a swtich-hitter to hit lefties particularly well, and this would seem to be an opportunity for him to use that skill."
Starting Schilling in Game 2: "People were making kind of a big deal about Schilling sort of leap-frogging in front of Daisuke to become the number-two starter, but it seems to me that's the move to make after he performed as well as he did in his start on Sunday in Anaheim in the clinching game. And meanwhile, Daisuke struggled, obviously, in Game 2. As Terry Francona said, in all likelihood if the series goes anywhere near the distance, they'll both probably make two starts anyway, so let's not make too much of this. But I think it is telling that, if you're looking at getting off to a good start, trying to get a 2-0 lead at home, that they think Schilling will give them a better opportunity of doing that, and I agree."
On Wakefield's simulated game yesterday: "He threw 75 pitches, and from what I understand felt pretty good coming off but. ... They are keeping their options open, but indications were that it was a positive day for him."
Posted by Mike McDermott at 10:23 AM to McAdam