Schilling pitches a gem just to have it all ruined by Francona’s mis-management of the bullpen.
A grand slam off a pitcher who shouldn’t have even been in there. It’s a bad way to end the game.
And to answer the question – Timlin should have been in for the ninth and Papelbon after that. Francona left himself open to having no one ‘close’ the game and what everyone expected to happen when Tavarez came in, DID happen.
Lousy way to lose a game. Schill deserved better.