Brandon Bass has new injury


Brandon Bass has new injury

NEWARK, N.J. The body is a complex, well-connected entity - too connected sometimes.

The hyperextended left knee injury that Brandon Bass suffered at Toronto on Friday is a non-issue.

But that has led to him having discomfort in another part of the leg.

"My knee was good I was so thankful," Bass said. "When I hyperextended my knee, I tweaked my hamstring a little bit, so my hamstring has been bothering me a little bit."

Bass' injuries make him like most players this time of year who are dealing with an assortment of ailments and injuries.

"Usually this time of year, nobody is healthy," he said. "I just want to be a little bit more healthy. The whole year I've had some knick-knack bothering me, so if I probably get a little more healthy I'll be good."

Indeed, C's coach Doc Rivers has gone about trying to find ways to get a number of his players some rest within the context of still playing games.

While Rivers will give some thought to resting some of his players between now and the playoffs, it is unclear if he'll consider having Bass miss any games.

"I think I'm too young to get those kind of days off," said Bass, who will be 27 at the end of this month. "I just want to be a little bit more healthy and I'll be cool."

Quotes, notes and stars: Red Sox 'capable of more' vs. lefties


Quotes, notes and stars: Red Sox 'capable of more' vs. lefties

CHICAGO -- Quotes, Notes and Stars from the Red Sox' 4-1 loss to Chicago:



"He's rarely in the middle of the plate. He pitches to the edge very effectively. He's got a number of different looks he can give you.'' - John Farrell on White Sox starter Jose Quintana.

"We have such a heavily righthand-hitting lineup, you would think that our guys would be able to handle the off-side pitching coming at them. . . We're capable of more.'' - Farrell on the Sox 0-3 record against lefty starters.

"He's done everything that we could have asked, to get deep into games and low run situations -- and not just this year. This goes back to when he was in the rotation last year.'' - Farrell on tough-luck loser Steven Wright.

"That's what I'm working for every time.'' - Carson Smith on his scoreless inning in his Red Sox debut.

"It is what it is. Keep working and try to be ready on whatever opportunities come. That's all I can say about that.'' - Chris Young, on the infrequency of lefty starters.

"A little frustrated with the walks. I gave them the second run with the walks. When I'm out there throwing 20 pitches an inning, it's hard to get into a rhythm.'' - Steven Wright.



* The Red Sox have faced three lefty starters this season and are 0-3. They've managed two runs in 23 innings and hit just .108 (8-for-74) against them.

* When the opposition scores first, the Red Sox are 5-6 this season.

* Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to nine games with a sixth-inning single.

* Dating back to last season, Steven Wright hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in his last nine starts.

* Hanley Ramirez's homer in the fifth was his first since April 6, covering 96 at-bats.



1) Jose Quintana

Chicago's starter was brilliant, allowing a single run in eight innings on just four hits without issuing a walk.

2) Jose Abreu

The White Sox first baseman drove in three of the four White Sox runs with a first-inning triple and a two-run double in the eighth.

3) Steven Wright

Once again, the knuckballer got almost no run support and was stuck with the loss despite allowing just two runs in six innings.