Red Sox can't get ahead of themselves

Despite preseason hype, series with Phillies serves as chance to get house in order

Updated: June 28, 2011, 5:07 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

PHILADELPHIA -- After they lost back-to-back series to the San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates and went just 1-for-26 with runners in scoring position this weekend in Pittsburgh, it becomes a challenge to argue that the Red Sox are better than the Worcester Tornadoes, never mind the Philadelphia Phillies.

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