"I've been missing location with my pitches," Cook said. "I might need to bear down a little bit harder and make sure that I'm definitely down in the zone, because if I'm still down in the zone, they're hitting balls on the ground and I think the outcome of the game is totally different."
Cook will be making his first career appearance against the Rangers on Monday. The Indians and Rockies are the only other teams he has not faced.Rangers: Feldman on way to earning spot in rotation
A 17-game winner in 2009, Scott Feldman has spent most of this season going back and forth between the rotation and bullpen. But after winning his last six decisions, Feldman is likely staying in the rotation for the rest of the year. That meant Roy Oswalt moved to the bullpen for the first time in his career when the Rangers acquired Ryan Dempster.
Feldman is 6-0 with a 2.81 ERA in his last seven outings after dropping his first six decisions of the year, becoming just the second player in Major League history to win six straight decisions after losing six in a row. Feldman gave up two runs over 7 2/3 innings in a win against the Royals on Saturday."He did a good job again," Washington said after that 4-2 victory. "He's keeping the ball down, he's mixing his pitches, and he had a good fastball that he was able to move around in the zone. He was outstanding tonight, and we certainly needed it." Red Sox: Crawford done with mandated days off
Carl Crawford, who is playing with a UCL injury in his left elbow that could require surgery, got a scheduled day off July 28, but has since started eight straight games, including Sunday's win against the Twins on his 31st birthday, when he went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. "He's playing great," said Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. "He's swinging well and doing everything we need him to do in the outfield and on the bases." Worth noting
David Murphy's eight-game hitting streak was snapped Sunday.
Josh Hamilton has 90 RBIs through his team's first 106 games for the second time in his career and the sixth time in Rangers history.
The Rangers have won 16 of their last 23 meetings with the Red Sox, winning four of five this year.