When Daisuke Matsuzaka got the boot in the second inning Monday night, there was a chance the Sox bullpen could have been in trouble. But Clayton Mortensen made sure that wasn't the case.
Daisuke Matsuzaka had everybody believing that his right trapezius muscle pain wasn't a big deal, but by the second inning it was clear he was hurting.
While nobody on the current Red Sox team could get anything going, a couple of former Sox -- Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss -- hit homers off Daisuke Matsuzaka. The A's beat Boston, 6-1.
Bobby Valentine has nothing but good things about what Andrew Miller has been able to do for the Red Sox out of the bullpen.
Red Sox outfielders Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury are coming along in their rehab.