Red Sox reliever Justin Masterson walks off the field after giving up the game winning RBI single to Tampa Bay Rays' Dioner Navarro during the ninth inning of their American League baseball game in St. Petersburg, Florida September 16, 2008.

Without a Second Thought, Rays Drop Sox Back in a Walkoff

Tuesday Night Box: Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1
Drop Kick: Navarro's Ninth-Inning Single Boots Sox Back to Second
Beck in the Saddle: Josh Had a Big Night Besides the Pitch to Pena
A New Bay-b, But Was the Night Off Necessary? Sincerely, Ted Williams
Defensive Play of the Day: Beckett to Pedroia to Youkilis
8th Inning Wonder: Jacoby Could Have Gotten a Better Jump
Not Playing Second Fiddle: Sonnanstine Was Fine Facing Boston's Ace
Easy Come, Easy Go: It's Still Fun and Games for Masterson
Pray for Mike Lowell

"It's amazing how one pitch can change direction of the game. It was a poorly executed pitch. ... I was trying to throw it down, it was up. It was a bad pitch. He's a strong son of a bitch... 98 percent of the guys in the big leagues fly out to left field on that."
-- 9.16.08, Josh Beckett on his one bad pitch to Carlos Pena

"The problem tonight was not officiating. NO NO NO!!! The problem tonight was the problem all season. The inability to play shut down baseball over the whole series. After blasting Scott Kazmir, the Sox went dead against Andy Sonnanstine... Gimme a break. Champions beat great and bad pitching anytime, anywhere. Work has to be done!"
-- 9.16.08, Tim Taylor, BDD comments

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

Boston Globe:

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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:

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