It seems like the reason the red sox are 1-7 is because of the lack of pitch command in our starting pitching.  Currently our starting 5 resides as this.

  • 1. John Lester
  • 2. John Lackey
  • 3. Clay Buchholz
  • 4. Josh Beckett
  • 5. Daisuke Matsuzaka 

The rotation has changed drastically with new additions and the sudden convidence boost of young gun Clay Buchholz, but New England’s favorite need to step it up a bit. There are two major factors that set this team apart from  the skill set they were last year. The loss of John Farrell to the Blue Jays coupled  with addition of Curt Young, and the new starting catcher Jarrod Saltalamachia. The red sox seem to see something in Salty but time will tell if he belongs in Boston. Also, the rotation, I think, can benefit from the addition of Curt Young. Although we lost a great skipper in John Farrel, Young brings something different to the table. He knows how to individualize his players rather than generalizing the entire pitching staff. He knows how to make pitchers feel comfortable under his comand. This was proved in 2010 with the young Athletics pitching staff, leading the American league with a 2.49 ERA. So I feel that this pitching staff will come around and Curt Young will lead them to over 100 wins. Hang on Red Sox nation a World Series is on its way.

Please comment!!


          The Baseball Guru

2 Responses to “Starting pitching”

  1. Red Sox pitching needs to warm up. When they get things in gear and the offensive bats get hot, the team will be great.

  2. Clay is obviously the key to a great pitching season. He’s got the stuff.

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