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Are things ever going to get better? Our beloved Red Sox can’t seem to get it together and time is starting to run out. A good showing in Baltimore versus the Orioles would be a great step to finally turning it around.

In years past, Boston fans would’ve been extremely confident when Josh Beckett got the assignment. That’s no longer the case.

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Today the Red Sox placed reliever Vincente Padilla on the 15 day DL due to bicep soreness. Righty reliever Clayton Mortensen has been added to the major league roster to fill Padilla’s spot. For more sport betting action and predictions

In 39 innings of work, Padilla had put up a 4.62 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. Before this, Padilla had been struggling, allowing 8 runs in his last 10.1 innings.

According to Bobby Valentine, Padilla could have pitched as soon as Friday but the Red Sox didn’t want to be a man down until then and they want to give Padilla more time to heal.

Mortensen has been fantastic for the Red Sox this year in his limited time up with the big league club. He has a 1.17 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP in 23.0 innings and 10 appearances. His BABIP is extremely low at .183 and his FIP is 3.64, which suggests he’s almost a lock for regression, but he has still performed admirably in his time with the Red Sox this year.

Time: 1:35 PM ET

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI

Red Sox (55-56)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Lavarnway DH
Shoppach C
Ciriaco SS
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (5-9, 4.54)

Rangers (64-45)
Kinsler 2B
Andrus SS
Hamilton CF
Beltre 3B
Cruz RF
Young DH
Murphy LF
Soto C
Moreland 1B
Pitching: LHP Matt Harrison (13-6, 3.17)

Time: 7:10 PM ET

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Red Sox (55-55)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross DH
Saltalamacchia C
Aviles SS
Kalish RF
Punto 3B
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (5-9, 5.36)

Rangers (63-45)
TBA
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (5-5, 2.82)

Time: 7:10 PM ET

TV/Radio: NESN/WEEI

Red Sox (54-55)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross DH
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Kalish RF
Aviles SS
Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (2-5, 5.24)

Rangers (63-44)
Kinsler 2B
Young SS
Hamilton CF
Beltre 3B
Cruz RF
Murphy LF
Napoli C
Soto DH
Moreland 1B
Pitching: RHP Yu Darvish (11-7, 4.38)

Time: 1:35 PM ET

TV/Radio: NESN/WEEI

Red Sox (53-55)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross DH
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Kalish RF
Aviles SS
Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (2-2, 3.32)

Twins (47-60)
Revere CF
Mastroianni RF
Mauer C
Willingham LF
Morneau 1B
Doumit DH
Dozier SS
Casilla 2B
Carroll 3B
Pitching: RHP Nick Blackburn (4-6, 7.43)

Time: 7:10 PM ET

TV/Radio: NESN/WEEI

Red Sox (53-54)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Saltalamacchia DH
Aviles SS
Shoppach C
Punto 3B
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (9-3, 4.75)

Twins (46-60)
Span CF
Revere RF
Mauer 1B
Morneau DH
Doumit C
Mastroianni LF
Dozier SS
Casilla 2B
Carroll 3B
Pitching: RHP Cole De Vries (2-2, 3.98)

Time: 7:10 PM ET

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Red Sox (53-53)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Ross RF
Gonzalez 1B
Lavarnway DH
Middlebrooks 3B
Crawford LF
Shoppach C
Aviles SS
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (10-5, 4.37)

Twins (45-60)
Span CF
Revere RF
Mauer C
Willingham DH
Morneau 1B
Valencia 3B
Mastroianni LF
Dozier SS
Carroll 2B
Pitching: LHP Brian Duensing (2-6, 4.53)

Time: 7:10 PM ET

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Red Sox (53-52)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross DH
Lavarnway C
Middlebrooks 3B
Kalish RF
Ciriaco SS
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (5-8, 5.49)

Twins (44-60)
Span CF
Revere RF
Willingham DH
Morneau 1B
Doumit LF
Valencia 3B
Dozier SS
Butera C
Casilla 2B
Pitching: RHP Samuel Deduno (2-0, 3.13)

1B/3B Travis Shaw has been called up to AA Portland according to his Facebook page.

In 99 games and 354 at bats for the Salem Red Sox, Shaw hit .305/.411/.545 with 16 home runs, 31 doubles, and 3 triples. He drove in 73 runs and stole 11 bases in 13 tries.

I interviewed him after he was drafted by the Red Sox in the 32nd round of the 2011 MLB draft. Since then he’s done nothing but impress. In time split between Lowell, Greenville, and Salem, Shaw has hit .292/.398/.511 with 24 home runs, 45 doubles, and 3 triples in 157 games and 562 at bats.

It’ll be interesting to see how he does in Portland. Some scouts have concerns that he’ll struggle to adjust to AA pitching, but with the way he’s hammered the ball so far in professional ball, signs point to Shaw hitting well in AA. He has an advanced approach at the plate which bodes well for him.

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