Embree Oh! That's all Foulke.

Embree Oh!


(Keith Foulke / AP Photo)

That's All Foulke. Sox Blow One in Boston 4-3.

Manny Monster Shot, Papi Pop Wasted.
Tito Questioned. World Series Mulligan Given.

BDD Tuesday Night Former Sox Spotlight:

Good Day for Pedro Astacio, Tough Night for Nomar

Nomar returned to the Cubs lineup tonight after sitting out Monday night’s game to battle allergies. He went 0-for-5 and is now batting .163 on the season. Cubs-Reds game log:

1st: Garciapopup to first.
3rd: Bases loaded with none out and Garciaparra due up. Nomar fouled out to first.
5th: Nomar struck out swinging.
7th: Runner on second with one out and Nomar due up. Garciapopup to first.
9th: Runner on first with one out and Garciaparra due up. Nomar grounded into a fielder’s choice, short to second.

And no home runs in 49 at-bats this season. ESPN's Peter Gammons said not to worry that Nomar will hit his .320 when it's all said and done. Gordon Edes prediction of NL MVP still alive. Maybe receiving his Red Sox World Series ring will lift his spirits and take some pressure off.

How Quickly They Forget


(Boston Dirt Dogs Screen Grab / Dan Seed)

ESPN.com Gives the Real AL Champs the Rodney Dangerfield Treatment
Emailer Dan Seed: "Did ESPN forget about games 4-7 last October or is it just that ingrained in them to call the Yankees the AL Champs?"

Fangate: Police seek charges against two fans in Sheffield scuffle
House Bags WEEI Appearance, Won't Explain His Actions Now

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


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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