With the Red Sox’ recent spell of bad luck in regards to injuries, they needed someone to step up. That someone, was Marco Scutaro.
Scutaro has done a good job stepping into the lead-off role vacated by Jacoby Ellsbury’s rib injuries, especially as of late. He’s batting .340 in his last 10 games, but a bothersome neck required a cortisone shot and forced him out of Tuesday’s game with the Diamondbacks at Fenway Park.
On Red Sox GameDay Live, Tom Caron and Hall of Famers Peter Gammons and Dennis Eckersley discussed how valuable Scutaro has been to the Red Sox.
“He’s a pretty tough guy, and like Daniel Nava, he’s been through a lot to get to where he is,” Gammons said of Scutaro.
Eckersley commented on how much Scutaro’s contributions of late goes along with the theme of Red Sox players continuing to pick each other up all year despite many of them battling nagging injuries.
“Once again, it’s how this team is,” he said. “Whether it’s [David] Ortiz last month, or [Dustin] Pedroia early, and Scutaro couldn’t have picked a better time to get hot.”
Be sure to check out the video below for more of the discussion as well as reaction from Scutaro and Red Sox manager Terry Francona on their decision to keep Scutaro out of Tuesday’s game.
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