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It wasn't the "Mother's Day Miracle," as NESN's Tom Caron stated after the game. But this was just as sweet.
Who couldn't be happier for this kid?
In spring training, Green was just trying to battle for a spot on the 25-man roster. When Jed Lowrie went down with a wrist injury and Julio Lugo with a bad right-knee, this gave Green a chance to really show his stuff and has he ever.
Every month, Green has improved at his new shortstop position. In April, he had five errors in 65 chances. In May, three errors in 61 chances. So far in June, Green's got one error in 62 opportunities.
On offense, Green is batting .293 with four home runs and 25 RBIs, which is powerful enough for a shortstop.
So, what about Julio Lugo?