Return for the Worse

Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka leaves the mound after only lasting an inning and a half in his first start since going on the disabled list.  Matsuzaka was relieved by pitcher Chris Smith.
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin)

That Was the Worst First Inning in the History of Earth

Saturday Afternoon Box: St. Louis 9, Boston 3 | Cards Slice and Dice Sox
I Can See for Miles and Miles That Matsuzaka Didn't Have It Early
That Was the Shortest Outing By a Boston Starter Since a "Disheveled" Derek Lowe
Lasted Just One Inning at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 18, 2004
House of Glaus: Oh Boy, Troy Hits 4-Run Homer, Game Over
J.D. June: Another Long Ball in Losing Effort
Yawn: Some St. Louis Columnist is Jealous of Boston's Success

"I just hope that I can get back to a good spot. The good, I can't really think of anything that was good. Things were mostly bad today." -- 6.21.08, Dice-K on his debacle

BDD is a feature of 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


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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