Dice-K looked OK, going four innings and giving up two runs on four hits. Papelbon pitched a perfect inning.
The bad news of the day: Manny Delcarmen left the game after slipping on a wet mound – an injury rumored to have been suffered by former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer on numerous occasions. He (Delcarmen, not Spitzer) was seen with an icepack on his right knee after the game.
Coco Crisp missed his 11th game with a groin injury – another Spitzer joke is there, but it’s just too easy.