The Red Sox lost by five runs last night, so this isn't a way to push the blame for the loss itself on someone else other than the team who could not score any runs against a John Lackey who gave them some chances.
That said, Major League Baseball should be embarrassed by the execrable performance of its umpires, both last night and throughout the season. C.B. Bucknor, as was pointed out in last night's game thread, has twice been voted in Sports Illustrated player polling as the worst umpire in baseball by a large margin. Greg Gibson is better known as the umpire who threw out then-Sox hitting coach Ron Jackson out of a game because he "read his lips," after which Terry Francona got himself tossed because "I can't stand to watch you [expletive] umpire anymore."
As a result of Joe West's inconsistent strike zone and Bucknor's horrendous performance last night, Lester was required to throw an extra inning. Might it have made a difference? Maybe, maybe not. Again, the Sox lost by five, so that's not really the point. But, frankly, it's a credit to Lester that those three terrible calls did not lead to more damage.
This is, as Curt Schilling stated, a postseason umpiring crew filled with men widely regarded to be among the worst in the league at their jobs. What was Major League Baseball thinking?