You're cruisin' along, the windows down, you're havin' a grand ol' time. Suddenly, both front tires blow out and you're lying in a ditch wondering "What was THAT?!?

Louderback: One of the most demoralizing losses in the modern history of Red Sox-Yankees clashes.

Red had already hung up an L before the game even started, although he figured Matsuzaka would blow it, not the relievers, so now he calls on Becks to show 'em who's boss:

... So after giving them a little taste of what it might feel like to crawl back into the division race, we need only slam the door, leaving them slackjawed and broken. ...

Teddy Kokoros: After the shit storm that was the 8th inning last night, we need Beckett to come up big today.

To help ease the pain, Joel Brown points us to Clay and Kiri:

We can now confirm earlier reports that soprano Kiri Te Kanawa and Red Sox rookie pitcher Clay Buchholz will be switching places this October. Dame Kiri will join the Red Sox starting rotation for the stretch run, and Buchholz will sing the soprano's October 14 program of Mozart, Richard Strauss, Duparc, Poulenc, Jake Heggie, Britten, Copland, Wolf-Ferrari and Puccini at Symphony Hall. ...

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