Lesterrific!

Lesterrific!

Red Sox starter Jon Lester pumps his fist after getting Mark Teahen to hit into a seventh inning ending double play.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Jon is One-Hit Wonderful

Lester Was Great for Eight in 1-0 Win
Feet on the Ground: Lester Gets 15 Ground Ball Outs
Give It to Me One Time: Gonzo, 'Tek Combine for a Big Run
Keep On Papelbon: Jonathan Racks Up Save No. 28

Congratulations Captain

Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek acknowledges the fans after it was announced that he is catching his team record 991th baseball game during the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park in Boston Tuesday, July 18, 2006.

(AP Photo)

'Tek Passes Carlton By Catching Team-Leading 991st Game

"I'm honored to be able to play my whole career in one place... I couldn't ask for a better place to be. It [the ovation at Fenway when the game was official] gave me a lot of chills. I'm very thankful for the response. I'm just very thankful for the opportunity I've had here" -- 7.18.06, Red Sox captain Jason Varitek on passing Carlton Fisk as the all-time Sox leader in games caught

Tito's Take on Wake

"We don’t really have anything to announce... we're going to give him some time... how he feels will determine how we’ll proceed.” -- 7.18.06, Terry Francona on Tim Wakefield

Red Hot Rookies

Papelbon and Lester are Red Hot

(BDD Photo Illustration / Meir Weinberg)


Christmas in July

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(Boston Dirt Dogs Photo Illustration / Meir Weinberg)

Cafardo: Ball Debate Goes Round and Round

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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