Historically speaking, the Red Sox are digging themselves into a hole in their quest to reach the postseason. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)
Wright has earned permanent role on Red Sox
Steven Wright has been nothing but solid in his outing with Boston this year, and he's earned a spot on the roster even after his rotation spot is taken by a veteran or a prospect.
There are a few ways they can turn around their season, though. (Chad Finn; Boston.com)
One of those ways is acquiring Cole Hamels, but he can't be expected to turn everything around. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)
Joe Kelly's struggles have been well-documented, and the Red Sox think he needs to work on his sequencing. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)
David Ortiz has also been slumping, but both he and the team in general expect him to bounce back. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)
Clay Buchholz has pitched mostly well this season*, despite the high ERA, and a new changeup is a big reason why. (Eno Sarris; Fangraphs)
*Note: This was written after three innings of last night's game. I don't know how this start will end for him.
Matt Barnes may be a good major-league starter someday, but right now he's providing a ton of value out of the bullpen. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)
Chaz Fiorino has the latest write-up on Henry Owens. (Chaz Fiorino; Sox Prospects)