Cloud. Silva Lining.

Cloud. Silva Lining.

Reese Hurt. Silva, Twins Shut Down Sox 4-2.

Bellhorn, Trot can't complete comeback solo.

D-Lowe pitched just well enough to lose.

Thumbs the Word

Pokey x-rays negative, should be able to avoid surgery.

Docs will watch overnight swelling.

RedSox.com: "Doctors optimistic he could return this weekend"

Captain Morgan on NESN: "Pokey will need a few weeks to recover"

Here we go again.

Theo on with Dale & Neumy on WEEI: “The thumb is doing much better than he thought it would. The swelling and the soreness has not risen to a level that he expected after yesterday. So that’s good news especially because we’re going to be treating this thing by the symptoms. It’s a sprain. It’s not a complete rupture of the ligament. Surgery is not indicated. So we’re really going to treat it with taping, maybe a partial splint and hopefully that’s tolerant. I’d imagine that late this weekend, maybe Sunday, he’ll try to take BP, and if that goes well he shouldn’t be too far away from playing but we have not placed him on the disabled list, that’s a pretty good indication that our medical staff thinks that we need to treat the symptoms.”

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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