Originally written April 18, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Mike Carp waited patiently for his first start in a Red sox uniform. He made the wait count on Wednesday. Carp went 3-for-3 with three extra-base hits in the Red Sox’ 6-3 victory over the Indians. He drove in a run in the fifth inning with a three-bagger off the center-field wall, and his effort went a long way toward showing he’s more than just an afterthought in Boston’s 2013 game plan. Carp had gotten just three at-bats before Wednesday’s game, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout. With so many guys enjoying early-season success and so many storylines playing out before our very eyes, it was easy to overlook Carp, who the Red Sox acquired back in February. But there could come a point relatively soon when Carp will become an integral component of the Red Sox’ bench. When David Ortiz returns to the Red Sox’ lineup, it’s likely that Jackie Bradley Jr. will find himself headed down to Triple-A. That will mean there’s one less outfielder in the mix, and Carp could thus find himself logging...
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