So how did we not include the resurgent Coco Crisp in our earlier post on RSN? Crisp is on the rebound from his atrocious start, making plays with the glove and slapping it nicely at the plate. To wit: since April 14th, when Coco was hitting a whopping .110, our amiable centerfielder is 13 for his last 39, with 5 multi-hit games. He’s raised his average to .236 (not that impressive a number in and of itself, but trending upward, healthily), and at this point he’s stolen four bases in four tries and has scored 13 runs (in 21 games on the season). This all makes us very, very happy: we were rooting for Crisp all throughout his infuriating and confusing slump, and we think we’re finally seeing the player the Sox expected. Kudos to Tito for letting Crisp work things out, and even more kudos to Crisp himself. We hope he keeps it up.
[ED: Rob Bradford details Crisp’s comeback here. HT to Paul for the link.]