Drew, Lackey, Miller shine

Drew, Lackey, Miller shine
May 10, 2013, 9:00 pm
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Over the last week, the Sox have lost six of seven so it seems appropriate to start with the 3 Downs in this week's 3 Up, 3 Down.

The Sox continue their track record of acquiring dominant closers, only to see them break down and spend extended time on the shelf.

The latest victim is Joel Hanrahan who finds himself on the 60-day DL. In a best-case scenario, he won't pitch again for the Sox until July.

Before going on the DL he owned a 9.82 ERA in only 7.1 innings.

Will Middlebrooks

With the exception of a prodigious power display in Toronto, Middlebrooks has been in a season-long slump. The third baseman is hitting just .194 and is 5-for-26 with seven strikeouts in May. Even worse, his struggles are seeping onto the field where he's committed five errors.

Felix Doubront

Not much as gone right for Doubront lately.

After being sent to the bullpen in favor of Allen Webster, Doubront was pressed into service when the youngster was rocked against the Twins. Doubront entered the game and got shelled himself. He now owns a 6.40 ERA this season.

Despite the recent dry-spell, not all has been lost for the Red Sox. Several members of the team have come into their own recently.

Stephen Drew

Drew spent the start of the season on the DL and then replaced Jose Iglesias.

Things have seemed to click for the shortstop in May where Drew is hitting .400 with 2 HR and 8 RBI.

John Lackey

His record (1-3) may not be impressive, but Lackey boasts a 2.82 ERA. On Thursday, Lackey went seven innings, allowing a single run with eight strikeouts.

Andrew Miller

Miller got off to an erratic start this season but has seemed to straighten things out in May. He has allowed only three hits this month with an 8:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

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