Quote to note

"Sometimes you don't feel it for whatever reason. It's a challenge. The good side for us is how much we believe in Masty. We all get challenged, but he'll tackle it and he'll figure out a way to be Masty. That saves us all some sleep because we believe in Masty so much."
-- Francona on Justin Masterson, who exited after two innings on Friday for the second-shortest outing of his career.

Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.