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Coco and Drew Help Sox Win Two Over Phils

Coco Crisp slugged a two-run shot to help the Red Sox win Tuesday night’s game 3-0. Wait…Coco again? Yes! Coco Crisp is absolutely on fire recently. In his last three starts, Coco is 5-14 (.357) with three HR’s and seven RBI. He helped Jon Lester earn the win…but the Sox lefty didn’t really need much help. Lester started and produced seven shutout innings with five strikeouts.

The Red Sox earned the series win with a 7-4 victory in the finale. This game starred J.D. Drew, who has been on an absolute tear in June as he makes his first All-Star game bid (hopefully). Drew went 4-5 with another HR and four RBI, falling a triple short of the cycle. The Sox scored seven runs…all without Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, and Kevin Youkilis in the lineup. Niiiiice.

Sox Stud of the Game(s):

J.D. Drew has to get the nod, even though he went 0-4 in Tuesday’s game. He has really kept the Red Sox rolling with David Ortiz out of the lineup, and he needs to be rewarded for it. After a 4-5 with another HR, Drew is batting .327 with 13 HRs, 43 RBI, and 53 runs. Let’s vote him into the All-Star Game…seriously.

Diamond Dud of the Game(s):

Red Sox pitchers are the Sox duds for their batting. I mean, come on. Not one Red Sox pitcher has a hit this season? You have got to represent the American League better than that. (I know this sounds ridiculous, but it’s hard to nitpick when the Sox just keep winning).

Game Notes:

  • Curt Schilling suffered a setback in his rehab, and he will meet with Red Sox doctors to discuss his options.
  • Bartolo Colon was placed on the disabled list with a strained side after a big swing and a miss while batting against the Phillies. The Sox called up Chris Smith, and expect Justin Masterson to remain in the rotation until further notice. 
  • Kevin Youkilis didn’t start Tuesday or Wednesday with muscle spasms in the middle of his back.

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