Motor City Beatdown

Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox is replaced in the fifth inning by manager Bobby Valentine during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 7, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Beckett Implodes, Offense Evaporates

Sox Box: Detroit 10, Boston 0
Tigers Bang Five Bombs Off the Shell of Josh Beckett
Good News: Beckett Just Locked in Intro Boos for the Home Opener
It's September in March for the Reeling Red Sox
Thumb and Dumber: Beckett Just Didn't Execute... Yeah, Right
Schill, Theo, Tito, and Pap Smiling Ear-to-Ear
Look Out Below Shuts Down Stumblin' Sox, Too
Good Thing Baseball's Not Important to Beckett Anymore
Buchholz in Must-Win Start Sunday
We'll Always Have Fenway 100 and a Liverpool Re-run Sunday Night
Maybe They Should Carry 15 Pitchers
Too Soon to Fire Bobby V?

"They were all in the middle of the plate and they hit them hard." -- Josh Captain Obvious Beckett


BDD Photo Illustration / Steve Garberg
(BDD Photo Illustration / Steve Garberg)

1. Say I didn't execute pitches, 11 #@%! times,
2. Try not to mention missing 'Tek in postgame Q&A,
3. Fly to Boise Idaho then Gary Indiana to get thumb examined,
4. Get back on Popeye's and Lone Star pronto,
5. Get oil changed on my truck

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

ProJo:

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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