"C'mon, man, that was a ball, man, that no strike, man."
He looked better than the numbers show. His location early was pretty spot-on and I was impressed by the velocity on some of his fastballs. The killer blow was when Maicer Izturis hit a solo shot in the 7th that booted Schill out of the game.
Offensively, there's not much to talk about. Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run shot to give the Sox an early lead. It was his 12 home run of the season. JD Drew boosted his average with a 3 for 4 showing. Youk, Drew and Dustin Pedroia all stole a base off of Angels starter Jered Weaver last night. He's extremely slow to the plate. So slow even snails like Youk and Pedroia can swipe a base at half speed.
Mr. Youkilis takes the honor after his strong performance.
Let's keep it simple and say: the offense. Ortiz, Crisp, Varitek and Lowell stranded 16.