Reporting Andy Gresh
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The Red Sox find themselves at .500 at the All-Star break after dropping three of four to the Yankees over the weekend.
Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe joined Gresh and Dave Goucher, who was filling in for Zo, in studio to discuss what’s going on with this Red Sox team. Shaughnessy started off acknowledging that the team has been battling injury, but focuses on the issues with starting pitching.
“Jon Lester what is going on? He’s 5-6 now, he’s the second worst pitcher in baseball at home this year in terms of runs allowed and the baserunners on there. They needed those guys to stand up this weekend and neither one of them did it, Beckett and Lester.”
Many looking for an answer for to help dig the Sox out of the hole they’re in look to the return of Carl Crawford. Does Shaughnessy think getting Crawford back is enough to turn this whole thing around?
“The notion that Crawford coming back is going to rescue them, this guy sounds like he should have had Tommy John surgery, he’s another year and a half away. You talk about going somewhere for the most money and that being a mistake, this is a classic case. It’s just never been right.”
Plus, will this team make any moves to get better before the trade deadline? Better yet can they?