Looks like Curt Shilling has a tear in a tendon in his right (push-off) ankle and may not be able to return to pitch again this year. Pedro pitched well enough to win, but didn’t. Now the Sox are down 2-0.
Ben Jacobs at the Hardball Times holds out reasons for hope, but also says that a comeback from 0-2 has happened less than 18% of the time.
If Schilling can’t pitch effectively, it’s hard to like the Sox to advance past the Yankees, let alone fare well in the World Series.
Remember Sox fans: When the Red Sox do well during the season, it’s only so that it hurts more when they inevitably fold in October.