Through Thick and Thin

Boomer Goes Belly-Up
Sox Flop in the Trop

David Wells made his second start for the Red Sox since coming off the DL and gave up six runs, one earned, in six innings. Casey Fossum did not allow an earned run against his old team in six innings on Saturday.

(AP Photo)

Through Thick and Thin ...
Red Sox Nation Still Standing Behind Banged-Up Gang
But Casey Koufax-Fossum Has Boston Playing Possum Again
Guys Named Norton, Paul Pummel the Big Paycheck Boys, 8-5

It Is What It Is: David Wells Has an 8.05 ERA
Game Over: Javy 0-pez Makes Bob Montgomery Look Like Rich Gedman
Craig Hansen Closes the Door ... On Any Late Red Sox Rallies
Can We Get Cash Back from Boras on that Huge Hansen Signing Bonus?
Manny Doing All He Can, But HR No. 31 Not Enough to Get It Done
Big Pap-E: David Bobbles One at First, But Lays One Down to Third
A Tale of Two Orders: Top Rapped, While 5-9 Bottomed Out

"It would have been a lot more interesting if we could have held them down in the eighth." -- 8.5.06, Terry Francona on the horrendous Hansen outing

"`In my [David Ortiz's] situation, I think when I go out there, sometimes you have to flip a coin. Sometimes, I'm OK, sometimes I [stink]. I guess tonight was a night I [stunk]. It was a ball I've got to catch. It was a ball I tried to throw before I caught the ball, and it got me in trouble. Bad decision, I guess. I was trying to do my best. I can't do too much over there. It can't be all fantasy." -- 8.5.06, David Ortiz on his Big play in the field

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

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