08 August 2011
Don't look now, but amongst the C.C. shellackings and the Reddick walk-offs... Carl Crawford played his best series of the season.
Our own "C.C." went 9 for 12 with 2 doubles and 3 runs scored against the Yankees this weekend. He also stole a base and made a great catch on Friday night... but you probably didn't notice because you gave up on Crawford back in early June... like the rest of us.
Crawford raised his average to .260 with three big games, but he still sitting on seven measly homers and just 13 swipes. He won't come close to posting the 20/30 numbers were hoping for, but with Josh Reddick playing beyond expectations and J.D. Drew expected to come off the DL this week, it was important for Crawford to show us something... and he did.
He's now owns a .316 BA / .792 OPS line since the All-Star break (76 at-bats).
Bottom Line: The Red Sox still lead the majors in runs scored (617) and batting average (.280)... so it's not like Crawford's been killing us with his mediocre play, but it was nice to see him do some damage. We'll need every bit of offense we can get if we have to go through New York and Texas to get to the World Series, so lets hope Crawford can keep the mojo flowing down the stretch.