Rusney Castillo was not promoted to rescue the Red Sox. But can Castillo help? Can Castillo contribute enough to help the Red Sox get pointed in the right direction? Absolutely.
The Boston Red Sox take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Fenway Park. Follow the action here.
Three takes from Thursday: 1. Clay quietly turns his season around. 2. Is Nava's time up? 3. Hanley's shoulder could use some more rest.
3yJohn Lackey still isn't lights out, but he's also not abysmal. At this point, the Sox will take it. Also, Josh Reddicks' music, Ellsbury's leadoff HR's, Crawford sits, Lowrie takes swings, & more.
3yClay Buchholz will see another back specialist in the near future, according to Terry Francona.
3yOne of the best available bats is coming off the market.
3yThere isn't a whole lot of pitching help out there, and what few arms are available on the trade market come with red flags. But could someone like Rich Harden be good on a short-term lease?
3yAs hot as the Red Sox areas a whole these days, Dustin Pedroia might be just a little hotter. He was 4-4 out of the cleanup spot Tuesday night, just missing a homerun that would have given him the cycle.
3yRarely do you see a reliever come in and provide consistent relief over multiple innings, but that's exactly what Alfredo Aceves is doing for the Red Sox this season.
3yThere were certainly question marks to begin the Andrew Miller era, and unfortunately most of them haven't been answered. Another poor outing proves he can't be counted on.