This time, Angels starter/ace and all round class act Jon Lackey, as quoted in the LA Times;
"We lost to a team that was not as good as we are."
Let's rephrase that one for Mr Lackey, shall we. What the cantankerous chump meant to say was;
''Whilst the two teams were quite close in terms of talent in all aspects of the game from bullpen to manager and back, the major difference was that I had my fat ass handed to me on a plate (twice) by a twenty four year old who is going to develop to be fifteen times the pitcher I ever was and ever will be, so therefore, really, when all is said and done, I cost us the series.''
That's actually what he meant, just to clear that up, lest anyone think any less of Lackey.