For the second straight game, Adrian Gonzalez was out of the Red Sox' lineup Saturday night, the result of a back that "locked up'' on him when he bent over to talk to a small child Friday afternoon.
According to a report, the New York Mets could be interested in the Red Sox catcher.
He may not be the future of the Red Sox, but Pedro Ciriaco is the present. He's right now, this week, which, with Dustin Pedroia sidelined, is all the Red Sox really need.
One-time Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland, two years removed from emergency surgery to repair a cavernous malformation in his brain, is operated on again because of complications stemming from the condition.
The bullpen nails down the final four innings to help the Red Sox get the second half started on the right foot.