Not too many guys go to a full windup when I'm at third base. I've never stolen home, but I was going to right there, if I'd had another step. But it wouldn't have happened because he stepped off. I was thinking about it because he wasn't looking at me. I don't know if he forgot about me over there or didn't think I was going to go.Crisp did not have to run, as Daniel Cabrera balked him in -- and then threw a pitch behind Dustin Pedroia's head.
Cabrera said he did not lose his temper.
They said bad [expletive]. They were talking [expletive] from the other side and that's something I don't like. I didn't lose my temper, I didn't lose nothing. The ball slipped out of my hand and after they started getting off the bench and say bad things.Pedroia:
The guy's an idiot. I dropped my bat. It kind of freaked me out. I was upset they took him out of the game. He's good to hit. He's 9-15. The guy [stinks].Jon Lester has allowed two or fewer runs in three of his last four starts. Last night's victory was Boston's 13th shutout of the season.
Today was probably the best I've felt, just mechanically, all year. ... It's been a progression this whole year, strength-wise. It feels like the past couple of times I've gone out there, I've been able to repeat my delivery a little more and have my legs under me.Tito:
The way the ball came out of his hand ... his cutter ... that's the best I've seen him.While Lester is unbeaten in his last 11 starts (dating back to last year), he has a 5.55 ERA over that time.
Kevin Youkilis set a new American League record for consecutive errorless games at first base with 179. Steve Garvey holds the major league record with 193. ... Manny Ramirez may begin hitting off a tee as early as Sunday. ... Eric Gagne is scheduled to throw a side session today. ... Outfielder Brandon Moss will play first base for Santiago in the Dominican winter league. ... Kevin Cash also was ejected from last night's game.