You haven't heard much about LHP Chris Hernandez since he was drafted ninth by the Sox in 2010, but the southpaw has been successful in his pro career and is now trying out his stuff with Triple-A Pawtucket.
A bad weekend in New York might end the pretense and get the Red Sox into full rebuilding mode for 2013 . . . which is where they should be.
Josh Beckett is now 5-9 on the season; the Red Sox are 6-11 in games started by Beckett.
Red Sox rookie third baseman Will Middlebrooks had multi-hit games in each of his first three major league games in his native state.
Josh Beckett blew a two-run lead and lost a tie in the seventh when he wild-pitched the go ahead run home, giving Texas the win.