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Sunday’s battle of Curt Schilling against Jered Weaver is a battle of opposites. Young vs Old. Experience vs Inexperience. Solid 2nd half vs bad 2nd half. Schilling being the old, experienced, great 2nd half guy. Schilling is 40, has 109 innings of post season experience, and has a 3.34 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP in the 2nd half. Jered Weaver is 25, has never been in the playoffs and is only been in the majors 2 years, and has a 4.13 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in the 2nd half. Although 2nd half Schilling is 3-4 and Weaver 7-2. The numbers speak louder.
For a 3rd starter in the playoffs who else would you rather have then Schilling? Schilling’s post-season pitching has been sickness.
Papelbon had to say of Schilling,
“We’ve got the big daddy, Curt Schilling going. And I think anybody would love to have him going for us to seal the deal, and I know he’ll be ready to go.”
Something to worry about is Schilling has not pitched since September 25th at home against Oakland.
Against the Angels Schilling is 6-2 with a 3.67 ERA. This season he is 2-1 with a 4.05 ERA in three starts.
As far as the offense goes no one has faced Jered Weaver much. He is a young guy but has faced Boston four times. With a career 4.70 ERA against the Sox. Two guys have hit Weaver well.
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The guys who can’t hit him are: Manny at 0-6, Varitek at 1-8, and Coco at 1-11.
Now Schilling with all the time he’s played, he has seen everyone on the Angels a bunch. So why not see what all the Angels have done against Schilling.
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More to come after a night of drinking.