Found August 20, 2012 on
Boston Red Sox
After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value.
Jacoby Ellsbury: Only 1 hit in the series is not going to cut it, no matter who the opponent is. The short porch in right would be a perfect thing to shoot for to get the power going.
Carl Crawford: His performance in the series wasn't too bad, but surgery will shut him down for a long time. A huge drop in value.
Dustin Pedroia: A big 3-run homer in game 1 that wasn't enough for the win, and a double in game 2. They were both productive hits, but the Sox needed much more.
Adrian Gonzalez: A pair of home runs and 3 RBI was a nice way to redeem himself from the last series.
Cody Ross: Nothing but strikeouts for Cody. Six strikeouts in 8 at-bats to be exact.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia: 1-for-7 with a pair of K's is better than what Cody Ross delivered, but it still sucked.
Ryan Lavarnway: Identical to Salty's performance with the exception of one less strikeout. He has yet to make any noise at the plate.
Scott Podsednik: We don't normally see 1-for-10 performances from Scott Podsednik. They are bound to happen sometime.
Pedro Ciriaco: Pedro Ciriaco was labeled as a "Yankee killer" after his 4-for-4, game 2 performance. He was exactly killing the Yankees in the rest of the series by going 0-for-6.
Nick Punto: I'll take 2-for-6 with an RBI from Nick Punto any day.
Mike Aviles: Mike was pretty good at the plate in game 1 (2-for-4, R), which turned out to be his only game of the series. The reason for the drop in value was his throwing miscue that lead to a 3-run inning for the Yankees.
Once again, the Sox only get 1 good outing sandwiched by 2 poor outings. We saw a surprising outing from Lester, as he returned to old form, shutting down the Yankees.
The pen is back to pitching well. Mortensen had the most trouble in the series, giving up a solo homer to Swisher. Aside from that, the bullpen pitched score-less ball.
Losing 2 out of 3 to the Yankees was just another kick below the belt.
BEST OF MAXIM
Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, ESPNBoston.com reported Sunday, based on information from a source. However, the report also said Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said a decision on a course of action for Crawford had not yet been made. The surgery would be performed to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament...
The Boston Herald confirmed in a report on Monday that Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. According to the report, the decision was made after Crawford spoke with the team’s medical staff earlier today.
Crawford has been suffering from what the team is calling a chronic left elbow ulnar collateral ligament tear. The pain has...
It was officially announced that Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will have season-ending Tommy John surgery this Thursday. After discussing the idea with management, all were in agreement that now is the best time. After having such a terrible season last year, respect must be given to Crawford for attempting to play this season so he can prove to everyone that the talent...
The Boston Red Sox announced Monday that outfielder Carl Crawford will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on Thursday. An ESPN.com report on Sunday said Crawford would have the Tommy John surgery, but general manager Ben Cherington had said then that a decision would not be made until Monday. The Red Sox released a statement on Monday, which read: "Carl Crawford...
The Red Sox released the following statement about Carl Crawford this afternoon:
"Carl Crawford has a chronic left elbow ulnar collateral ligament tear. While he has been following a conservative treatment protocol and playing with this injury, his symptoms are getting worse. After consultation with the Boston Red Sox medical staff and with Dr. James Andrews, the decision...
Please don’t make me play another game with this elbow..
As was widely expected, Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford, the Boston medical staff, and the famous Dr. James Andrews all concurred that Crawford’s elbow was not getting any better, and that he would need to undergo Tommy John surgery, typically known as a procedure for pitchers. On August 5th, Bloodysox posted an article...
Boston's Carl Crawford needs Tommy John surgery but doesn't want to
bail on team.
NEW YORK -- Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford's season might soon be over, and his team might not be far behind. But the rival New York Yankees seem to be just getting started after an impressive week, capped by a 4-1 win over the Sox on Sunday night that featured three hits, two home runs and one curtain call by Ichiro Suzuki. The Yankees also got another gem from...
While I was in a battle with technology the past few days (it won obviously), let's recap what I missed.
The Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees on Sunday night 4-1. The Red Sox announced that they had fired pitching coach Bob McClure on Monday afternoon. And later in the day, the world's worst kept secret of Carl Crawford needing Tommy John surgery was made official...
Outfielder Daniel Nava will be activated from the disabled list to replace Carl Crawford and be part of the platoon in left field with Crawford out for the season. Crawford, scheduled for season-ending Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, hit .282 with 19 RBIs in 31 games. Nava, 29, homered in a rehab assignment appearance Monday for Triple-A Pawtucket. He's been on the disabled...
A.B. Not much left to say here. As of this morning the Red Sox sit 7 games back from the last wild card spot with 39 games left. Carl Crawford has been placed on the DL to undergo Tommy-John surgery. The writing is on the wall (in large-bold-black lettering); THE RED SOX ARE DONE.
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The slumping Boston Red Sox will have a new pitching coach for the remainder of their tumultuous first season under manager Bobby Valentine.
Bob McClure was fired Monday and replaced by Randy Niemann...
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The Rocket lifting off again?
“The Hailin’ Venezuelan and The Prince of Detroit”
“Spoiled Melk”, a Cabrera that disappointed this week was Giants slugger Melky Cabrera.
Another Red Sock down, Carl Crawford opts for Tommy...
Here is tonight's lineup vs. the Angels:
Ciriaco 3B Pedroia 2B Ellsbury CF Gonzalez 1B Ross RF Saltalamacchia C Nava DH Aviles SS Podsednik LF
Roster Note: Daniel Nava got called up to replace Carl Crawford who headed on the DL today to prepare for his Tommy John surgery on Thursday. He'll be DHing in tonight's game.
Game time is at 7:10pm EST.