My fourth win in 28 games. I just don't know where to begin.
I just want to thank all the little people I stepped on to get here.
As John McLaren likes to say, I'm starting to feel good about myself. And like Richie Sexson, I've been doing a lot of work behind the scenes with an exorcist, a catholic priest, a shaman, a pyschic off of South Tacoma Way. And I really think that work is going to pay off into some wins for me to cover.
As nice as the Mariners' win was, and I don't want to put dark clouds on their sunshine, the Red Sox didn't have Ellsbury, Ortiz or Manny in the line-up. That's a big difference in comparison to having Sean Casey, Brandon Moss and CoCo Crisp out there.
Here's a few other notes...
Felix has now pitched 15 scoreless innings in is career at Fenway Park. It's the second loss career scoreless streak at Fenway, John Smoltz has the record at 20 and 2/3 inning.
Richie Sexson went 3-for-4 to raise his average .213. It was the first game this season in which Sexson has had three hits.
With Bedard's shutout last week, the Mariners have now shut-out the Red Sox in back-to-back games.
The win snapped Boston's 13-game home winning streak.
The Mariners are now 8-20 on the road this season.
The crowd of 37,757 was Boston's 418th consecutive shutout.