The Red Sox reached another low point yesterday afternoon. But yesterday’s 9-2 loss was a microcosm of the Red Sox season. They played a sloppy game and could not buy clutch hits. If you must read game stories, the ugliness is explained by Bob Hohler, Jeff Horrigan, and Steven Krasner. But Nick Cafardo has the must-read article of the day because he actually breaks it down by the numbers and shows that these Red Sox are terrible situational hitters. It’s one thing to assemble a team by the numbers. It is quite another to build a team that wins baseball games. I guess the Red Sox may want to consider a page from the book of philosophy of Bill Belichick. Belichick reminds us that the Patriots don’t work at collecting talent as much as they do in building a team.

Sean McAdam is very unimpressed with this version of the Red Sox while Art Davidson laments the Sox terrible defense. Michael Silverman explains that now, even the coaches and players are starting to get frustrated.

In his notebook, Jeff Horrigan has looks at the recovering Pokey Reese, today’s starter Curt Schilling going up against his prot