the first nine-inning shutout since Paul Quantrill (July 4, 1993; 9-2-0-3-6)Gabbard:
the first nine-inning shutout at Fenway Park since Roger Clemens (July 26, 1984; 9-4-3-3-11)
the first nine-inning shutout at Fenway Park by a LHP since Roger Moret (September 24, 1971; 9-4-0-7-8)
After the eighth, they didn't come over and say anything. I didn't know how many pitches I had. ... The only complete games I've thrown were in high school [in Florida seven years ago]. This is the first one in my pro career, and I'm glad it's here in front of these fans and some of my family, too.Steven Krasner takes a closer look at Gabbard's pitches. Of 107 pitches, Krasner counted 50 fastballs. MPH: fastball 84-88, changeup 78-81 and curveball 77-78.
Curt Schilling will pitch for Pawtucket this Saturday for three innings or about 45 pitches. He's also lined up for a PawSox start on July 26 and could return to the Red Sox on either July 31 or August 1 against Baltimore.
Reports on Clay Buchholz's first AAA start from the ProJo, Herald, Globe and RedSox.com.
And Curtis "You Son Of A Bitch" Leskanic has rejoined the Red Sox as a scouting consultant.