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:

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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