It's Not the Heat,
It's the Futility

Scutaro, Lester can't take the heat
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

Sox Bats Cold on a Hot Summer Night
Lesterrible Again, Too

Indians 9, Ortiz 1 | Cleveland Steamrolls Sox
Oh Baby, Jon Lester Is Cramping Our Style and Just Can't Win
O-Watered Down: Jacoby Gets a Few Cheers, Then Goes 0-for-5
Why Can't We Wait 5 Years for Guys Like Andy Marte?
The Run Prevention Defense Rears Ugly Head Again
The Savage Revenge of Justin Masterson Continues

"You're not used to pitching in these conditions. I'm in a funk right now. Weird things are happening. I've just got to keep working. Am I throwing the ball the best I can? No. But I've just got to keep grinding it out." -- Lester not as ornery after another loss

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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