Originally written August 06, 2012 on NESN.com:
BOSTON –– Aaron Cook claims he wasn't worried about his rotation spot. But in reality, the sinkerballer was pitching for his starter's job in Monday's 9-2 win over the Rangers. During his past two starts, Cook was mired in a rut, failing to advance past the fifth inning while surrendering six runs apiece. With Franklin Morales breathing down his neck to re-join the starting staff, the pressure to perform was on Cook. While he seemingly preserved his position, Cook said he never once lost confidence. "It didn't really pop into my mind," Cook said. "I felt like the last couple...
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