Carl Crawford Should Make His Way Back to Top of Red Sox Lineup After Recent Success


Carl Crawford's stat line is still less than impressive, but his recent success on the road should be a key indicator that he's headed back on the right track.

Crawford's batting average is still under .200, but the Red Sox' left fielder smacked his first home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Angels, and he's gone 2-for-4 in the past two wins in Anaheim.

Red Sox analyst Dennis Eckersley believes that Crawford is starting to find his confidence and comfort zone on the road with the Sox, and should make his way up Boston's batting order in no time.

"It's funny looking at this lineup watching him in the eighth slot," Eckersley told NESN's Tom Caron. "I will see him creeping up sooner or later."

To hear more from Eckersley, check out the video above from Red Sox Gameday Live.

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