fourofakindfowl wrote:It would be cool if they replaced Tavares with Papelbon in the starting rotation and closed with Gagne.
Tavarez has been out of the rotation for just over a week now. Lester is starting and with Gabbard involved in the trade for Gagne, there is a spot open for Schilling who is close to returning.
Curt Schilling threw tonight for Pawtucket at Columbus in his third and probably last rehab start, and fared quite well once again. He went seven innings, giving up no runs on four hits with four strikeouts. He threw 77 pitches, 60 for strikes.
He now has thrown 15 scoreless innings for Pawtucket, allowing eight hits and striking out 18. Sounds pretty rehabbed to me.
So the rotation will be:
and the bullpen:
Plus you have Timlin, Tavarez, Snyder and Lopez. I love the pitching but they really could have used a bat as well.