Congratulations to Esteban Loaiza, who won his 20th game of the year today against the Yankees. His starts against the Twins probably dropped him out of the running for the Cy Young award, but he still had a great year.
Like most fans, I was disappointed in his two losses against the Twins (not to mention the last outing vs. KC). But the Sox have gone 22-11 in games he started, meaning without him that would probably under .500. In the first half of the year the Sox would have been well over 10 games back without his superb pitching.