Can't Take the Heat

Can't Take the Heat

Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, of Japan, wipes his brow between pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the fifth inning of their baseball game in Detroit, Sunday, July 8, 2007

(AP Photo)

Detroit Breakdown, Motor City Sweeptown
Daisuke Medioka Gets Knocked Three Times by Tigers

When the Going Gets Tough, It's Another Tough Defeat, 6-5
Second Half Harbinger? Sox Have Dropped 8 of 13
Irony Manny: Run-of-the-Mill Ramirez Heading to All-Star Game,
But the Slumping Slugger Has No Business Being There This Time
Wily Mo Waivers? He's Having a Bronson Arroyo-Type Season
Would Fewer Commercials Mean More Homers for Big Papi?
J.D. Disappointment: $14M for 33 RBIs at the Break
Something to Build On? Lugo Goes 3-For-3 with Walk
Developing... Reports Persist Timlin Still Alive
Will You Come Home Jeff Bailey?

"Of course there were a few hits that their hitters made some good contact on, but overall I felt that I left a lot of my pitches in soft locations." -- 7.8.07, Dice-K on his soft Sunday

Make the Grade: Red Sox Midseason Report Card

All-Star Update: Beckett Not Starting, Papi Bats Third
Future Stars: Ellsbury, Buchholz Showcased
Gammons: Buchholz to Boston in 6 Weeks?
New at 38Pitches.com: Curt Chimes In on Rehab, and Gets to Some Q&A
WBZ-TV: Paps Ready to Make 'Cinco Ocho' Official

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

Boston Globe:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson

ProJo:

Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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