“His guide in this and his involvement will go a long way in this. We’ve got to build in an occasional day off for him,” Farrell said.
Jacoby Ellsbury was 0 for 2 with a walk, ending his hit streak at 12 games. He has hit safely in 17 of the 20 games this season . . . The Sox have lost 3 of 4 after a 12-4 start. Jon Lester (3-0, 1.73) will be pitching this afternoon . . . Wright joined Jackie Bradley Jr., Allen Webster, and Alex Wilson as players who have made their major league debuts already this season. The Sox had three players make their debut all of last season . . . Jonny Gomes is on the regional cover of Sports Illustrated this week. The magazine has a piece on the resilience of Boston following the Marathon bombings . . . Farrell has a photo of his childhood idol, Tom Seaver, hanging in his office. It’s a shot from 1986 when Seaver finished his career with the Red Sox and made 16 starts.