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Massarotti on Crawford: 'Wrists are bad'

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Massarotti on Crawford: 'Wrists are bad'

There's good news and bad news regarding Carl Crawford's wrist surgery, according to Tony Massarotti of 98.5 The Sports Hub and The Boston Globe,
"The good news is . . . it's a scope," Massarotti said Tuesday on 'Uno Sports Tonight', meaning Crawford is undergoing less-invasive arthroscopic surgery. "Were it a more intrusive surgery, I think there'd be more cause for alarm. For example, when Nomar Garciaparra had his career-altering wrist injury, it was not a scope job. It was a full-blown surgery. So I think we need to wait and see."
The bad news?
"I spoke with somebody on the phone outside the Red Sox organization and I said, 'Here's the deal on Carl Crawford.' And the response was: 'Uh, oh. Wrists are bad'," said Massarotti.
"You never want to mess with a wrist with a hitter. We know the Nomar story, although certainly there might have been other factors in play with Garciaparra. Lyle Overbay had a similar thing in Toronto; he was never the same.
"So the issue now is: What if this guy's never the same player? Then what?"
Then what, indeed?

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Jayson Tatum vs. Markelle Fultz debate

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Jayson Tatum vs. Markelle Fultz debate

0:41 - Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith give their reactions on the Celtics getting their first win of the season and a comparison between Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving in the 4th quarter.

7:17 - Phil Perry joins BST to break down the tale of the tape between the Falcons and the Patriots as he breaks down the quarterbacks, offense, defense, coaching, and intangibles between the two teams.

11:57 - Our crew on BST discuss number 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz and number 3 overall pick Jayson Tatum going up against each other and debate who seems like the better pick so far. 

16:35 - In this segment of Irrelevant Questions, Tom Curran interviews Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett as he asks him a bunch of random questions. 

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ALCS: Verlander, Astros beat Yankees 7-1 to force Game 7

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ALCS: Verlander, Astros beat Yankees 7-1 to force Game 7

HOUSTON -  Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 with a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night.

Acquired in an Aug. 31 trade, Verlander has won all nine outings with the Astros. And with his new club facing elimination in Game 6 against the Yankees, he delivered again.

After striking out 13 in a complete-game victory in Game 2, Verlander threw another gem. The right-hander scattered five hits and struck out eight to improve to 9-0 with 67 strikeouts since being traded from Detroit. George Springer helped him out of a jam in the seventh, leaping to make a catch at the center-field wall and rob Todd Frazier of extra bases with two on and Houston up 3-0.

Game 7 is Saturday night in Houston, with the winner advancing to the World Series against the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

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