The Red Sox fell to the Angels 7-3 and now have 14 losses in the month of August. The last time the Red Sox lost 14 games in August was all the way back in 2003 with Grady Little as manager. Clay Buchholz allowed a season-high and tied a career-high by allowing 12 hits in just 5 1/3 innings. The seven runs also matched a season-high for Buchholz, who allowed seven runs in his first start of the year against Detroit. Buchholz had allowed three runs or less in his last six starts going into last night.
Even Clay Buchholz at a loss– Joe McDonald looks at Buchholz’s night, who going into the game was the teams’ most consistent pitcher, but just didn’t have it Wednesday night.
Buchholz: ‘I’m not really disappointed’– Maureen Mullen also looks at Buchholz’s start Wednesday night.
It was bound to happen eventually, even to Red Sox– Peter Abraham looks at some of the most respected and successful franchises in the league who have had losing records since the last time the Red Sox did.
Revolving coaches might be real Sox issue– Scott Lauber says having three pitching coaches in the past four seasons could be playing a role in the pitching staff’s struggles.
Daisuke Matsuzaka era may not end yet– Nick Cafardo says the Red Sox have not “closed the door” on the idea of bringing Matsuzaka back for another season.
It’s all over for the Red Sox– Christopher Gasper (subscription required) says with 38 games remaining the season is all but over, with players just looking to get it over with.
Will anyone frame the 2012 Sox photo?– With the team photo being taken today, Gordon Edes looks at the disappointing season and even ahead to next season.
According to the Inside Track, only four players attended Johnny Pesky’s funeral on Monday. This after the front office had ordered busses for the front office and the team. The report says the front office was “extremely disappointed.” As they should be, Pesky was a Red Sox icon, who no one could ever say anything negative about. Making matters worse was the entire team made it to Josh Beckett’s charity bowling event later that night.
The two-day NESN/WEEI Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon wrapped up at midnight last night and over the two days $3.2 million was raised to help strike out cancer. All of the local sports teams chipped in to help this great cause. The Red Sox players took time to all go out to center field prior to the game Wednesday and pose for a photo with the tote board showing how much money was raised at that time. This is an absolutely great event and continues to grow year after year. This was the 11th year of the event.
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