"I'm excited to be this close. It's kind of boring to be out this long and just sit there."
Crisp has been on Boston's disabled list since April 9 with a non-displaced fracture at the base of his left index
He came to bat in the third inning with runners on second and third and no out and lined a two-run single to center
field off Scobie.
Crisp, a switch-hitter who batted left the entire game, lined out to left field in the first inning. He grounded to
shortstop in the fifth and hustled down the line only to be thrown out by a step by Chris Basak. Crisp didn't have a chance
to take the bat off his shoulder in the seventh inning, because Scobie walked him on four pitches.
Crisp indicated he would talk with Boston after Saturday night's Red Sox game and learn whether he would play
another rehab game with Pawtucket on Sunday night or join the big-league team for a Sunday workout prior to being activated
"It's all on them," he said. "I'll tell them [that] I feel good. And if they want me to come back, I'll come back and play
another game. If they want me to go there, I'll do that. It can go either way."
For a moment, Crisp didn't look confident during his second at-bat when he flailed and missed at a changeup in the
dirt. But he made up for that faux pas.
"[The single] came on another changeup," Crisp said of his hit. "It was kind of down the middle. He probably wanted
to leave it lower. I stayed back on it and hit it up the middle."
Crisp took batting practice at Fenway Park on Monday and Tuesday and then played center field for Boston's
extended Spring Training club in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday and Friday afternoon. He was a combined 2-for-11 with a walk,
a stolen base and one home run.
"Playing in Florida was actually closer to being like a game situation than I thought it would be," he said. "When I
came out here, I was able to feel the similarities of playing with the guys down there and playing here, even though it's a
"It felt good to get out there and compete with these guys. But I think you can know you're ready before you play in
a game like this. I felt like I was ready before this game."
Manager Ron Johnson gave every indication that Crisp would have little left to accomplish by playing another rehab
game with Pawtucket.