One of those days. The saying goes that you win 60 you lose 60 and what happens in the other 40 determines what kind of team you have.
Today was one of those 60 losses, where they got beaten. Every time Halladay needed the big out, he got it.
The bullpen struggle wasn't a factor, for once.
On the horizon, Papelbon pitched six no-hit innings last night with ten strikeouts. He and Lester should be untouchable.
On to Texas (a struggle between the Rangers and the seven strip joints in Arlington) and a showdown series with the Birds of Baltimore.
Presumably, the Sox will have at least four All-Stars with Damon, Varitek, Ramirez, and Ortiz. Clement is on the bubble with the team distribution issue.