Chicago Whitewash

Chicago Whitewash

White Sox fans go wild and Manny Ramirez can only watch the celebration after Chicago's A.J. Pierzynski swatted a 2 out 3 run HR in a 5 run 1st inning for the White Sox.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin)

Chicagoing... Going... Gone

Clement Slammed as His Slump Continues into Playoffs
Former No. 1 Starter Fails Biggest Test on Giant Stage
BoSox Rocked, Socked in Game 1, 14-2

Matt Showed the White Feather:
Clement Comes Completely Undone in the Spotlight
BoSox Waive White Flag as 'Small Ball Team' Plays Some Big Ball Early
Safety Dance: Back Bay Bombers Can Only Score Two
While Precarious Pitching Gives Up Two Touchdowns
It Was a Short Walk After a Long Pierzynski
Podsednik of Time: Even Scott Homers
Nothing You Can Do: Con Man Strikes Through for ChiSox

"I'm not even sure who our No. 1 [starter] is. I thought he [Matt Clement] was capable of going out there and just making guys look silly. But he just didn't have it. He hasn't had it for the last month." –- 10.4, Johnny Damon on the widest margin of defeat in the Red Sox’ 122-game postseason history

"It's not news that our pitching needs to hold the opposing team down. We don't get that, we're going to be in trouble. Playoffs, when you give up 14 runs, what's happening?" -- 10.4, David Ortiz on the loss

“It’s 1918 vs. 1917, take your pick.” -– 10.4, ESPN’s Chris Berman at the start of yesterday’s White Sox-Red Sox game, apparently forgetting that the Red Sox are the 2004 World Series champions

Matt's Lament

Matt Clement is shown in the dugout after being pulled from the game in the bottom of the fourth inning, hving been knocked around by the White Sox.

(Boston Globe Staff Photos / Jim Davis)

The Great Clement Collapse:
Spotlight May Be Exposing Matt

Frank Galasso Illustration

(Boston Dirt Dogs / Frank Galasso, cartoonist)

And Somewhere Off the Coast of Manoguayabo,
Mr. Pedro Martinez is Laughing His Rear End Off...

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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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