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Breaking down the decline of J.D. Drew

With no DH in NL parks, his struggles become magnified over Boston's next nine games

Updated: June 23, 2011, 1:33 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

Beginning Friday, the Boston Red Sox hit the road for nine straight games in National League parks.

With David Ortiz (fifth in the AL in OPS) blocked by Adrian Gonzalez (fourth in the AL in OPS) at first base, Terry Francona has openly debated the possibility of giving Gonzalez a few games in right field.

"We actually talked to him about that a little bit," Francona said this week. "I guess the best answer I can give you is we'll see. I'm glad he's ...

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