That pitch was clearly a strike above the knee caps. It could have been 5 inches lower and still gotten called. I am so sick of these freakers from Boston and NY arguing balls and stikes with the umpires and getting away with it. They should have thrown Youklis out last night when he did the same thing. Francona is a mental midget who would be nowhere if not handed a team with a 120M dollar payroll to manage.
It sucks because Stammen probably is afraid to throw the low pitches now.