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Not Your Average Joe

Joe Kelly roughed up again
(AP)

Not Even Close to Average
'Cy' Kelly Is Now on the Fast-Track to Pawtucket

Minnesota 7, Boston 2 | Kelly Is The Cooler in Minneapolis
More Rotation Deflation for Red Sox as Kelly Goes South in a Hurry
Remember Hanley Ramirez? He Picked Up an RBI Monday
This Just In: These Aren't Your Father's Twins
David Ortiz Is Completely Lost at the Plate
2 Catchers Hitting Under .200 Won't Cut It
Mike Napoli Can't Do It All... Or Can He?

"The energy in this clubhouse this morning was built upon the last two days, and to go out and have a game like today was very disappointing." -- John Farrell, disappointed again

Left For Dead

John Farrell
(AP)

Red Sox Are Left Toast

Seattle 5, Boston 0 | Sox Bats Scuffle in 5-0 Loss
Red Sox Make James Paxton Look Like Randy Johnson
Boston Batted .201 on Road Trip, Much Worse Against Lefties
Jordan's Boss Eliot Tatelman Can Rest Easy for Rest of Season
Who Had Brock Holt and Shane Victorino as Co-MVPs?
Mookie Betts Needs to Move Down in the Order
He Had the Wright Stuff, For a Few Innings
Whatever Happened to Mike Napoli?

‘"We’re not hitting right now." -- Hanley Ramirez, Captain Obvious

Miley Serious

Wade Miley of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on May 13, 2015 in Oakland, California.
(Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Wade Throws Shade on Gray, A's

Boston 2, Oakland 0 | Upset of the Year, Miley Lets A's Get Close But No Cigar
High 5.60: Miley Gets ERA Below Deep 6
Oakland Goes 0-13 With RISP
Sox Bats Quiet Again

"Houdini." -- Wade Miley on getting out of Oakland with a win

Mookie Being Hanley

Mookie Being Hanley
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

Best Betts Steps Up To Get Sox Off the Schneid

Mookie 2, Rays 0 | Betts Makes Everyone Forget About Problems for a Day
John Henry Must Have Provided the Spark With His Talk
The 37 People Who Remember the '75 Team Enjoyed the Evening
Porcello Silences Those Who Wanted New Star Wars Rotation
We Aren't Saying A Word About Mike Napoli and His 5 Extra Base Hits On Season
Stop the Presses: Allen Craig Got Another Hit
More Good News: 2:26 Game
Welcome Back Koji

"I think we just needed a win." -- Mookie Betts, keeps things simple

Chewbacca's The Ace

Chewbacca
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)


May the 4th Place Be With You
Red Sox Ravamp Pitching Staff in Wake of Free-Fall in AL East

New Rotation Goes Into Effect Tonight: 1. Chewbacca, 2. Darth Vader, 3. Boba Fett, 4. Luke Skywalker, and 5. Obi Wan Kenobi
'Now, I Think We've Got Five No. 1's.' -- Sincerely, John Farrell
Kelly's Roast Toast, It's Sweep Caroline at Fenway, Circa 2006
Ellsbury 'Should Have Stolen Two' Snaps Back at Mujica in Ker Plunkapalooza
Yankees Han Solo in First Place

"You throw one up and in and at 3-0 you come at me. I don’t really care what they’re trying to do over there, but I just took my base and let them know I didn’t appreciate it. I don’t need to get thrown out. I realize my importance to my team. It didn’t hurt anyways. I should have stolen two bases off of him." -- Jacoby Wan Kenobi

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Kelly routed as Red Sox fall to Twins > Gasper: Don't give up on Sox just yet > Is switch-hitting a lost art? > Maddening season

Boston Herald:

2 game winning streak just an illustion > Fireballer Matt Barnes fans flames of hope > Cy Joe Kelly? What a joke

ProJo:

Henry Owens is hard-luck loser > Kelly's inconsistency emblematic of rotation's flaws > Buchholz in a better place

NY Post:

Flash of Yankees future from Heathcott, Lindgren > Yankees' powerful bats let Eovaldi go into cruise control > Yankees reminded things aren't always so grim

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