The Big Stopper

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, May 26, 2008, in an MLB baseball game in Seattle.
(AP Photo)

Colon Feasts on Hapless Mariners,
Sox Road Woes End for a Day

Monday Night Box: Boston 5, Seattle 3
Globe: Colon, Sox Steer Out of Road Skid
Bartolodown: 7 IP, 5 Hits, 1 Run, 4 K's, 1 BB... and Now 2-0
Curt, Take Your Time Coming Back, Sincerely, Bartolo Colon
8th Wonders: Pedroia, Papi, Manny Strike Late to Break Tie
... And the Manny 500 Home Run Watch ContinueZZzzzz
Papelbon Hangs On

"I felt good. At the beginning I felt more strikes, that's why I felt like I was ahead of the hitters" -- 5.26.08, Bartolo Colon, through interpreter Luis Alicea

Rest in Peace: Former Sox Hurler Geremi Gonzalez, 33
Curt Schilling on Gonzalez: 'My Friend'
Get Well Soon: Jon Lester's Dad Diagnosed with Lymphoma
In Case You Missed It: Pokey Reese Resurfaces with Nats

And the Beat Goes On ...

The Sox are back in Choakland
(BDD Photo Illustration)

Sunday: A's 6, Sox 3: A's Complete Sweep

7-Hitter for Lester! Not Nearly As Exciting as Sox Drop 7th Straight Road Game
Old Foes Foulke and Embree Continue to Haunt Sox
Manny-Papi Powered Offense Not Nearly Enough
Is It Time for Hammerin' Jack Cust to Get Tested?

"All the positives we talked about before the season, it seemed I did the complete opposite." -- 5.25.08, Jon Lester... comes back to earth

Saturday: A's 3, Sox 0: Duchscherer Throws Gem

David Or Tease: Papi's Hit Breaks Up No-Hit Bid
Upside: It Was All Over in 2-Hour, 17-Minutes
It's Like a Government Job: Another Day Off for Slumping Manny
More on the Bright Side: Beckett Was Better

"I said, 'Those guys don't want none of me today 'cuz I'm going to pull a Lester on 'em. In the sixth inning, I was thinking, 'Did I really say that before the game?' " -- 5.24.08, Oakland's Justin Duchscherer

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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


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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