- Jul 22, 2005
Man, I miss Tito. And Orsillo.The Lester no-hitter was something else. Talk about goosebumps: interrupted by lymphoma (which he crushed), Lester was incredible from his debut in 2006 through 2008. His numbers in that stretch are boffo. He won a WS clinching game. And he threw that gem on May 19th, 2008.
Youkilis makes some great plays, and every play by Manny is an adventure. Jacoby's play in the 4th could be a clip in this thread on its own, and Lowell's two plays on choppers (including the close play in the 9th) are low-key vital moments.
And of course, Lester is magnificent. Only Ellsbury's play is not a routine out. It was the highest personal-performance point in one of the best pitching runs of Sox history.