Papelbon's recurring nightmare

Blown save to Angels that ended last season serves as motivation

Updated: January 7, 2010, 12:04 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

Jonathan Papelbon hasn't forgotten the way his 2009 season ended, walking off the mound as a loser in October for the first time in his career.

"I got a copy of it,'' he said, referring to footage of the horrific ninth inning in which the Los Angeles Angels rallied from a two-run deficit and eliminated the Boston Red Sox in their AL Division Series, obliterating Papelbon's streak of never having allowed a run in the postseason in the process.

"I get it in my weight ...

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