Dice K takes loss, as Red Sox lose to Braves in game 67 of season, 8 - 2

Before the Red Sox came to bat, Boston was already in an early hole.

Daisuke Matsuzaka's first pitch of the game was a homer to Nate McLouth, and from that point on, the righty was clearly out of his element. The Sox scored their lone runs on Jason Bay's two-run homer.

Atlanta - 200 220 101 - 8 11 1
Red Sox - 000 002 000 - 2 2 1

A horrific five-batter start from Matsuzaka put the Red Sox in a quick hole. Coupled with their weak offense -- Boston has collected only three hits in their last 14 innings -- it was a disheartening night from beginning to end.