Found May 09, 2013 on
Boston Red Sox
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5:25 p.m.: There were some brief downpours over at Fenway Park. Now, it appears to just be drizzling a bit. Either way, it’s overcast and the tarp is on the field. Hopefully this all clears up.
5:20 p.m.: While Hanrahan’s injury is the big story over at Fenway, there is a bit of good news for the Red Sox. Will Middlebrooks and David Ross will both be in the starting lineup.
Middlebrooks and Ross left Tuesday’s game after colliding while chasing a popup in foul territory. Both players sat out Wednesday’s game, but neither player’s injury is serious enough to keep him out of Thursday’s contest. Middlebrooks will play third base and bat seventh, while Ross will catch and bat ninth.
The rest of Thursday’s lineups are below.
Red Sox (21-13)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Daniel Nava, LF
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Stephen Drew, SS
David Ross, C
John Lackey, RHP (1-2, 3.52 ERA)
Brian Dozier, 2B
Joe Mauer, C
BEST OF MAXIM
BOSTON—The maxim “No pain, no gain” is certainly applicable in sports. For Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, he is indeed playing with pain. According to a report from WEEI’s Full Count blog, he has been playing with a separated rib. This means that his rib bone has been torn from the cartilage that connects it to the sternum. This causes Middlebrooks to have...
Will Middlebrooks is off to a very rough start, yet he is still one of the most important players in the Red Sox’ lineup. Nothing makes that more evident than when Boston is faced with the idea of not having the third baseman.
Middlebrooks collided with David Ross while fielding a popup along the wall in foul territory on Tuesday night. Both Middlebrooks and Ross exited the game...
After colliding while pursuing a foul pop-up in the top of the fifth inning, Red Sox catcher David Ross and third baseman Will Middlebrooks both exited Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Twins. Ross exited soon after the collision, while Middlebrooks stayed in the game for a couple of innings before Pedro Ciriaco replaced him at third base in the seventh inning. The team...
David Ross left Tuesday night’s game against the Twins in the fifth inning after colliding with Will Middlebrooks as they both tried to catch a foul ball. Middlebrooks left the game after the sixth inning.
The two are the most recent Sox players to suffer injury, and the numbers seem to be piling up. Closer Joel Hanrahan was placed on the DL on Tuesday, and Andrew Bailey left Monday’s...
The Red Sox have dropped six of their last seven and the bandwagon is quickly emptying out. Bad luck, sloppy play, poor pitching and injuries have been the main issues. One of those injured is Will Middlebrooks. He is hurt much more than he or the Red Sox have led you to believe. An inside source has told me that Middlebrooks has two broken and separated ribs. The third baseman...
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According to Red Sox manager John Farrell, both David Ross and Will Middlebrooks were classified as day-to-day after leaving the Sox’ 6-1 loss to the Twins early Tuesday night. Middlebrooks (right side...
Will Middlebrooks teaches the proper batting stance.
Will Middlebrooks, the third base middle-of-the-order bat for the Boston Red Sox, was removed in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game after colliding with backup catcher, David Ross.
Middlebrooks, who has developed a reputation for being injury prone in his young career, stayed in the game immediately after the collision (Ross left immediately) in the fifth inning, but eventually...
Red Sox catcher David Ross left Tuesday night’s game with an apparent leg injury after colliding with third baseman Will Middlebrooks near the wall in foul territory.
With Minnesota’s Chris Parmelee at the plate and a runner on third, both Ross and Middlebrooks attempted to chase down a foul ball in the area between the visitors’ dugout and the backstop. As they slid, Ross’...
They both tried to stay in the game, but ultimately, Will Middlebrooks and David Ross had to exit last night's game against the Minnesota Twins. Middlebrooks and Ross collided on an attempt to catch a shallow foul pop-up. Middlebrooks made the catch, but it may have come at the expense of both his and Ross' bodies.
Alex Speier of WEEI says Ross stayed in the game...
The Red Sox will get their starting third baseman back Thursday night, as Will Middlebrooks is scheduled to get the start after sitting out Wednesday’s contest with lingering soreness from his collision with David Ross. Ross will also be back in the lineup in the series finale, allowing Red Sox Nation to breathe a collective sigh of relief that both injuries turned out to be minor...
It appears that David Ross won’t be out for long after injuring his leg during a collision with third baseman Will Middlebrooks on Tuesday night.
Pete Abraham caught up with the Red Sox backup catcher, who said he could probably play if he played a different position. The Red Sox listed Ross’ injury as a left quad contusion.
“Obviously I’m a little sore, but I think I just...
The Red Sox might have lost more than a game on Tuesday night after a couple of injuries left the team without Will Middlebrooks and David Ross for the later innings. That said, they still did lose a game in pretty unattractive fashion.
Boston couldn’t solve Twins starter Scott Diamond and only scratched across one run in the ninth inning to avoid a shutout while falling 6-1 to...
They say you can’t have good pitching without good defense, and Allen Webster might put that mantra to the test on Wednesday with Pedro Ciriaco manning the hot corner.
Ciriaco could be seeing some increased playing time at third base in the coming days and, after a shaky defensive performance on Tuesday night against the Twins, will certainly be the focus of some scrutiny as he...
Add a couple more names to the growing list of the battered and the broken.
Red Sox catcher David Ross (left quad) and third baseman Will Middlebrooks (right side) both left Tuesday night’s 6-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins after colliding near the visitors dugout. Both are described as day-to-day. Not sure why, but I had a Beltre/Ellsbury flashback...