Early Fall
Red Sox starting pitcher Junichi Tazawa (who was backing up the plate) doesn't join in the hand slapping of the White Sox Jim Thome (left) and Carlos Quentin (center) who have both just scored on a wall scraping double by number nine hitting teammate Jayson Nix in the second inning.
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

Tazawa Gets Tagged Early and Often, Game Over Easy

Mound of Trouble for BoSox | Chicago 9, Boston 5
Junichi Looks Like a Rook
Drew Hits No. 17 and 18, But It's Never Good Enough with J.D.
If They Don't Get In, You Can't Blame A-Gon
Oh Jacoby, No One Can Fill Your Speedy Shoes

"I think they're going to make a change. They might start [Green] and put [Tazawa] back in the bullpen." -- Ozzie Guillen joked


The Green Line Was Moving

Red Sox infielder Nick Green hit 90 mph on an eighth ining pitch. sprints in from the bullpen to pitch the top of the eighth inning. The Boston Red Sox play the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park.
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

Nick Has a Knack for Pitching

Green's 2 Innings Spared 'Pen in Blowout

"I didn't know what to expect. I haven't thrown a strike to a batter in like 11 years." -- Nick Green on the mound


At the Pearly Gates of Boston

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

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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