He had one inning of 39 pitches and that was a big part of the ballgame. We couldn't stop them. He was mislocating some fastballs and his breaking ball didn't have the same bite, depth or deception of the other innings.
It will be unbelievable. Every home game we have with them is (like) a playoff game. When we play the Yankees, everything is ratcheted up 10 notches. The fans? They will be out of their minds Ã¢â‚¬â€ out ... of ... their ... minds.
[Boston scored only eight runs in the three games against the A's and a total of 24 runs in their last eight. Jason Varitek's slump is at 4-for-41 and Damon's at 5-for-26.] I don't think you can score nine runs a game the whole year. ... It doesn't work like that.