Blown Away
Minnesota Twins Carlos Gomez (22) slides safely into home, and celebrates with teammates Joe Mauer (L), Delmon Young (21) and Adam Everett (12), with the game-winning run after scoring on a hit by teammate Mike Lamb off Red Sox relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon during the ninth inning
(Reuters / Papelbon: Christine Hochkeppel for The Boston Globe)

Put This One On Papelbon

"It's a pretty simple game. I've got one out to get. I've got to execute a pitch with two strikes and get the job done. It's that simple. I didn't do that. I've got to get back on track in order to be able to finish my pitches and throw my pitches with confidence." -- 5.9.08, Jon Papelbon, bottom line

Box: Tigers 7, Sox 6
Globe: Sox Silenced by Lamb
The Roof, The Roof, The Roof Is On Fire: 8 Straight Dome Losses for Boston
Lugo's Gonna Hear It Now: Error No. 11 Negatively Affects the Game
How Low Can He Go: Okajima ERA Now .053
The Uncontested Stolen Base Rears Its Ugly Head
Cooler Heads Prevailed: No Motor City Meltdown for Pap Postgame
Another Clean Sweep: Ellsbury Swipes One
Not Lester's Best Start

"Jed Lowrie hit the ball well when he played regularly. He hits line drives and long fly balls. I do not understand why Lugo has to play every game or at all just because dumb Theo gave him a huge contract. We get many Rays games here so I had seen Lugo with Rays many times and he was the one who killed most of their rallies. Occasionally, he would hit a long fly to right that would drop in. He seems to be a pull hitter now." -- 5.9.08, BDD reader, John Walsh

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

Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole


Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

Following feed provided by
Subscribe to Dirt DogsWhat's RSS?

Please e-mail us thoughts, images, attachments here.

The "Curt’s Pitch for ALS" program is a joint effort by Curt and Shonda Schilling and The ALS Association Mass Chapter to strike out Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Support SHADE!

The SHADE Foundation thanks Red Sox Nation for joining in their fight to save future generations from melanoma.
Hot Stove, Cool Music
Get the CD. Support Paul and Theo Epstein's Foundation to be Named Later.