Archive - May 8, 2014 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKET â€” There was a time Thursday afternoon when Rubby De La Rosa didnâ€™t appear as if he would make it out of the second inning.
Toledoâ€™s three runs in the frame came as a result of five consecutive batters reaching with two outs. De La Rosa allowed RBI singles to Ben Guez and Daniel Fields, while the pitcherâ€™s own throwing error enabled the Mud Hens to plate another run.
PAWTUCKET â€” As a knuckleball pitcher, Steven Wright can get loose in a hurry.
As a 29-year-old man who is three months removed from undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia, the importance of taking things slow and steady cannot be understated.
From his vantage point, Wright earnestly believes that heâ€™s thriving on this unconventional and demanding comeback trail. The Red Sox right-hander is not rehabbing a bum shoulder or a tender elbow. In effect, he had to re-train the muscles in the lower half of his body following a lengthy stretch of inactivity.