I can't remember who it was, but he seemed to pitch pretty well. Only six outs in the air, thus 5 Ks and 16 retired on the ground. Only damage was a solo home run from slightly misplaced Tigers' leadoff man Curtis Granderson.
Great performances from everyone not named J.D., or anyone whose middle name isn't "Being" (who still knocked in a run anyway). Lugo's 3-run 3B put the game out of reach the way our starter was pitching. Varitek had two hits and a walk. A few players with the ol' two hits, one run, one RBI line. And I'll take those kinds of performances every time out.
An error from Drew, and two nice plays from DP.
Who else? Daisuke.
The media. I was glad to see that little was made here at OTM of Jim Leyland's comments earlier today. The gist of his message (sans swearing) was this: He's a good pitcher and I'm tired of questions about how we're going to handle him. If I weren't a Sox fan, I could see being tired of the "hype" as well.
I bet Sam Perlozzo just kicked his dog. A day after he pulls Guthrie at 91-pitches, Dice-K goes all the way. -Drugs Delaney
To be fair, I'm sure Perlozzo's dog abandoned him at just about the time the fans in Baltimore did yesterday.