Dice-K looked sharp is his official MLB debut today. 74 of 108 pitches were strikes and he fanned 10 batters in 7 innings. If he can pitch like this against the Yankees, Angels, and Twins the Sox will have made a good investment!
Jonathan Papelbon struck out 2 of 3 batters he faced to notch his first save of the year.
Jon Lester allowed only two hits in four shutout innings in his first start with the single A Greenville Drive since undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma. I'm sure all the members of Red Sox Nation are with me in wishing him good luck for his next checkup at the end of the month. We'll be praying that he remains cancer-free!
Just to make the night complete, the Devil Rays beat the Yankees :-)