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 agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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