In case you missed it, many of the ballparks around the majors played “Sweet Caroline” Tuesday night, including Yankee Stadium.
Whether you like the song or not, it was pretty neat that other teams showed their support of Boston in such a way.
Here’s hoping the Yankees get a nice cheer — at least at the beginning of the game — when they come to Fenway Park on July 19.
Meanwhile, here are a few notes before we close up shop:
• The Red Sox placed closer Joel Hanrahan on the disabled list, saying his right hamstring strain would need time to heal. Righthander Steven Wright was called up from Triple A Pawtucket.
“It was going to be total of 5-7 days recovery time for the hamstring,” John Farrell said. “So him going in the DL was pretty clear cut.”
Farrell said Hanrahan would make a few rehabilitation appearances in the minors, too. The righthander had a 11.57 ERA and a 2.36 WHIP in six appearances
Wright was 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in two starts for Pawtucket. The 28-year-old could make his debut against the Indians, the team that traded him to the Red Sox in July.
“It’s exciting to get to the big leagues,” Wright said. “Being in Cleveland makes it nice because I was here for so many years.”
Wright hasn’t worked in relief since he started throwing a knuckleball full-time in 2011. “That doesn’t bother me,” he said. “The only difference is the preparation.”
Wright asked for No. 35 to pay tribute to the late Frank Pastore, the pitching coach who taught him the knuckleball. Pastore died in December.
• The Red Sox gave Stephen Drew (2 for 16) a day off and started Pedro Ciriaco at shortstop
• John Lackey, on the disabled list with a strained bicep, threw out to 120 feet and is feeling better.
• Lefthander Franklin Morales, who is on the DL with a back injury, will start his rehab assignment on Wednesday with a start for Single A Greenville.
• Rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. hitting .097 and hitless in his last 20 at-bats, was out of the lineup. He Bradley seems sure to return to the minors once David Ortiz is activated, which could be as soon as Friday.
• The Sox had only six hits in the game and struck out 16 times. But they drew nine walks. It was the most strikeouts in a nine-inning game since Sept. 21, 2007 when the Sox fanned 17 times against the Tampa Bay Rays. It was the first time in history that the Sox struck out 16 times and walked nine times in a nine-inning game.
• Mike Carp is going to get a start at first base on Wednesday with Mike Napoli the DH.
Thanks to everybody for reading today.