Well, to coin a phrase, that was bowling shoe ugly. 7-1 Kansas City, and Schilling didn't make it to the 5th inning. Wanna take a guess on how many times that has happened before? Once: and it was because of a power failure.
What kind of voodoo power do the Royals have over the Red Sox anyway? I think that is the 8th straight loss to the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. If I'm not correct, hopefully someone can tell me.
Give it up to Gil Meche: he looked every bit a $55 million dollar man today, and he made the boys look pretty silly. The fact that Youkilis and Pedroia ran the bases like some beer league softball player didn't help. Manny and Tek went O-fer, and unless your name is Donnelly, Lopez, or Romero, the bullpen looked shaky.
It's only one game though: one out of 162. It won't be long though before we see something like in the picture: Ortiz gleefully rounding first while the rest of the team goes to meet up with him at home plate. And we'll forget about days like today.
Besides, Rakes got to see Papi and Manny bat, and it made HIM happy.
So the day wasn't a total loss.