Shoe: Is Schilling/Beckett the same as Schilling/Pedro?Wha wha wha what?!?
Joe: Probably. It's pretty close.
Shoe: But this is a different Schilling.
Joe: True. But this team doesn't have a Derek Lowe, which will hurt them.
In 33 starts in 2004, Derek Lowe had a 5.42 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. He's lucky his ERA was so low. He was arguably the worst regular starter in the league.
Now, that being said, Lowe had a magical postseason, pitching the clinching game in each series. But who'da thunk he'd do that on September 27th, 2004? Isn't it possible that someone will do the same? Couldn't Daisuke do that? Or Wake? We don't know. We do know that Joe Palmieri is a moron.