Gonzalez, Crawford, Ellsbury Providing Signs Of Hope For Red Sox

August 7, 2012 12:00 AM
Gonzalez, Crawford, Ellsbury Providing Signs Of Hope For Red Sox
" BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox may need to leapfrog three teams ahead of them and fend off the one team behind them in order to earn themselves a wild-card berth, and that may still be a long shot. Yet, the recent surges of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford are making it seem at least that it may be possible.

Likely? Well, no, unless their offensive success can somehow inspire Josh Beckett and Jon Lester to pitch like Josh Beckett and Jon Lester. Unless and until that happens, the 2012 Red Sox have exactly a zero percent chance of making the postseason in any capacity.

But possible? Even the most ardent Red Sox doubter would have to channel his inner Lloyd Christmas and proclaim there’s at least a chance.

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A glimpse into what could have been this season has been provided by Jacoby Ellsbury and Crawford the past two nights, when the duo atop the Sox’ lineup has combined to go 9-for-18 (.500) with five doubles, six RBIs and eight runs scored "

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