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Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Kyle Schwarber, Matt Barnes

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The Red Sox are reeling, and there are really only so many ways you can do justice to what we are actually watching unfold right now. Peter Abraham does his best to contextualize this skid. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Sean McAdam does the same, looking at this road trip and where it leaves the Red Sox. It’s bleak, but it’s not over, and they have a huge series where everything can turn around this week. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Megan Garcia also provides some final thoughts after the road trip from hell. (Megan Garcia;

Matt Barnes was the one who blew the last game, but he is still keeping the faith in both himself and the team. (Matt Vautour; Masslive)

In terms of the help on the way, it was a good news/bad news situation for the Red Sox on Sunday. The good news: Chris Sale is officially coming back next weekend. The bad news: There was a setback with Kyle Schwarber. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

Sox Prospects has updated their rankings for the month of August. (Sox Prospects)