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McAdam On Toucher & Rich: Are The Injuries The Problem?

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Jacoby Ellsbury #2 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after he was injured in a double play in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the home opener on April 13, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jacoby Ellsbury #2 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after he was injured in a double play in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the home opener on April 13, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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The Red Sox finally got to .500, but it didn’t last for long as the club dropped the next two games to fall to 11-13. Are the injuries the problem here?

Sean McAdam of Comcast SportsNet joined Toucher & Rich to discuss injuries the Sox are dealing with.

Read: A’s Provide Blunt Reminder That Red Sox Aren’t Very Good

In his last outing Josh Beckett threw 126 pitches in a 4-1 loss. We learned that the starter is set to miss his next start this weekend due to a strained lat muscle. Is this a case of Bobby Valentine letting guys stay in games too long or is it just how things go sometimes?

“It did seem a little bit early to go to the whip, whether that contributed to what he felt who knows?”

“I’m not sure if we’ll ever know if we can connect the dots there.”

There is no indication that Beckett will be heading to the DL, but if he were he’d have plenty of company. He’d join players like Jacoby Ellsbury, Kevin Youkilis, Carl Crawford, Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lackey to name a few. With 11 players on the DL is it a matter of bad luck or is there something more to it?

The guys went on to discuss Adrian Gonzalez and his lack of production. He was 0-for-4 against the Athletics in Wednesday night’s 4-2 loss and hitless in his last four games going 0-for-17 with five strikeouts. What’s going on?

Read: No Excuses For Slumping Gonzalez

Plus are the injuries to blame for the Sox’s 11-13 record?

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