08.10.04 Afternoon

David Pevear has a good look at Mike Vrabel, whom he dubs the “Poster child for Patriot football”. Glen Farley looks at whether there will be a “Miller time” at QB in Foxborough this season. Eric McHugh notes that whenever a Patriot goes down with injury, there is someone hungry and prepared to take his place. McHugh’s notebook has a look at Dana Stubblefield, adjusting to his new squad and terminology.

Mike Fine looks at the Sox coming up empty in the first game of their make or break homestand. Win Bates just can’t figure out what happened last night. Rob Bradford says Sox left the game last night looking as sick as Manny after the Devil Rays trounced the Sox, 8-3. Gary Fitz looks at the rough outing for Schilling. The Boston.com staff weighs in with their weekly report card. Fine’s notebook has Schilling running out of luck last night. Fitz’s notebook has the newest Red Sox players getting settled into their new home.

With regard to Curt Schilling’s stats after pitching a complete game (See post from this morning.) I had said you wouldn’t find them in a paper anywhere today, which is technically true, but for the sake of accuracy, I should point out that Howard Bryant’s subscription column today made reference to Schilling’s “ERA around 7.00 after pitching a complete game.” Also, Joe Haggerty on BostonPressBox.com this morning and the afternoon Daily Times Chronicle also said the following about Schilling:

The outing marked the third straight subpar Schilling performance following a complete game effort, as the veteran righty is 0-2 with a 7.15 ERA and a staggeringly high 29 hits allowed in 15.1 innings after his three Full Montys this season. His record minus the aforementioned trio of mound thrashings: 13-3 with a much more top of the rotation-like 3.25 ERA.

Ross Siler looks at the Celtics/Lakers trade from the perspective of the new Lakers.

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