PHOENIX -- This week’s "State of the Nation" with Gordon Edes comes from the All-Star game in Arizona. Among the highlights and topics discussed:
-- The Red Sox enter the break red hot, but there is some concern about the health of the pitching staff as they come out of the break.
-- Talks to Tim Kurkjian about the Red Sox season so far. How they’ve rebounded from their 2-10 start and how concerned they should be about their pitching injuries?
-- What will happen with Josh Reddick/J.D. Drew when Carl Crawford returns?
-- Dustin Pedroia’s hot streak
-- Crawford’s expected return on July 18. He struggled in the first half of the season -- what the Sox can expect from him when he comes back?