I don't like the Red Sox but certainly find them intriguing. Tonight they face elimination in game 6 of the ALCS at Fenway Park. None other than Curt Schilling will be taking the mound. That's a game worth watching. For all the crap people give Schil, it's quotes like this that make you want to watch him.
"I'm scared to death to go out and fail. I'm
terrified of letting my teammates down and the fan base down and this
organization down, because they're counting on me to survive, and to
get past another day. I'm scared to death to not do well. But I'm also very cognizant of the
fact that fear is something that has always driven me and always pushed
me. I know how good I can be, and if I can make myself the best I can possibly be, then we have a real good chance to win."
For some reason I can't quite picture Jose Mesa or Adam Eaton having that kind of attitude.
>>Game 6: Red Sox vs. Indians [Sporting News]
SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.
Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.
The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.
Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.
Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.
Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.
It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).
The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.
There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.
Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.