When Roy Halladay’s locked in, opposing pitchers have little margin for error. Last night, he was, limiting the Sox to 7 hits. On the flipside, Byrd gave up a couple home runs to Alex Rios and Adam Lind. And that was pretty much that.

The biggest let-down was seeing the Sox’ bats get choloroformed, especially after that nuclear showing against Texas. I hoped they might be back to stay, but a guy like Halladay can do that. At least I got to gaze upon the majesty that is Kay Hanley during the pre-game, providing a glimmer of light in an otherwise disappointing evening at the ballpark.

Let’s just hope our offense can bounce back. With Commander Kick Ass on this hill this afternoon, I like our chances.