8-0 win, 2 hits, 0 walks, and 8 innings pitched.
For a guy who pitched like a high wire trapeze act on meth last year, Dice-K has been the Dirty Harry of the Red Sox staff this season. When you factor in the time he missed due to injury, this could have been one of those once in a lifetime years you read about every now and then.
You can't beat classless wins at Fenway Park in the stretch drive, yet alone one vs. one of the best teams in the AL. I had the NESN feed on, but I'd like to think there were 6 innings of dead air on the White Sox feed, intermixed with Hawk Harrellson simultaneously crying/muttering under his breath. Knowing that dink, he just twisted the top off his 40 ounce Shlitz and let the good times roll, all the while lamenting the fact he didn't get to utter "She Gone!"
That alone will get me through the weekend. Sox newbie Michael Bowden tomorrow, and if Kelly O is right, and she usually is, we are in for a fantastic night tomorrow.
Rays and Yankees win, so for the time being we tread water in the playoff race.
Sometimes that's good enough.
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