The best players for the Red Sox at this very moment aren’t the big names you might expect.
Clay Buchholz has cooled off. Mike Napoli too. Instead, John Lackey and Stephen Drew have emerged as the key parts in the Red Sox machine, and have a lot to show for it early on Thursday night.
Lackey looks like his old self — the dominant Angels pitcher that the Red Sox hoped they were signing back in 2009 — and Drew looks to have finally shaken off any rust remaining from his early-season injury. They’re both pacing the Sox against the Twins in this game — and NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette hopes they can keep it up all year.