Tuesday night, Aaron Cook was hit hard by the Los Angeles Angels, surrendering five runs (four earned) on 11 hits over just five innings of work in Boston’s 5-3 loss. He dropped to 3-7 on the season, and is just 1-6 with a 6.35 ERA over his last eight starts. Overall, Boston is 4-7 when Cook starts this season.
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Also on Tuesday night, Daisuke Matsuzaka made his fifth rehab start for the Pawtucket Red Sox, and turned in his best performance of the current stint. The injured Sox righty went seven scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and four walks to go with seven strikeouts. Matsuzaka is 1-1 with a 2.78 ERA over his last five rehab outings, which could lead to his return to the majors.
Both are scheduled to pitch on Sunday. Whether it’s against the Kansas City Royals, the Charlotte Knights, or no one at all is up to the Red Sox brass "
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Aaron Cook, hit hard by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaaheim on Tuesday night, is lined up to pitch on Sunday -- just like Matsuzaka, should the Red Sox choose to activate him. The decision primarily is up to Bobby Valentine, and if Valentine knows what ...Read more
On a night when Aaron Cook allowed five runs in five innings in a 5-3 loss to the Angels, he wasn't the only Red Sox starter in action. Left-hander Felix Doubront tossed five simulated innings in the bullpen, and he appears set to come off the 15-day ...Read more
That bit of neat timing would make it easy to simply plug Matsuzaka into Cook's spot for the remainder of the season, with Cook either going to the bullpen, dealt through waivers or released altogether. "It's much too early to figure that one out ...Read more
RHP Aaron Cook has lost six of his last eight starts, and it seems his spot in the rotation might be in jeopardy. RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed one hit in seven innings in his latest rehab start Tuesday for Class AAA Pawtucket (R.I.). Asked if the Red ...Read more