Bobby Valentine’s postgame comments related to Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia (questions in bold):
* Could Youkilis have hit today (sore groin)?
Valentine: “He said he could. They tried to give it the day. They thought it was early to bring him back, the training room, that is.”
* Did Valentine get to speak to Pedroia?
Valentine: “Yes. He's cool. He says he gets it. I think he was asked a question in a dubious manner. I told him what happened, he said 'OK I got it.’”
* Is there a need for further discussion with Youkilis?
Valentine: "I talked to him during the game.”
* Is everything fine?
Valentine: "It is what it is."