20 Apr 2017
Red Sox news has been scarce on this site, my apologies, life and lack of time has gotten in the way.
That said, I feel compelled to comment on new Red Sox starter, Chris Sale. Keeping in mind this is a very short sample size, Sale, in his first 4 starts, has pitched 29.2 IP, allowed 15 hits, 6 bb, 3 ER with 42 K’s. His starts are must-see TV and are reminiscent of Pedro Martinez’s time in Boston. Sure the Red Sox have had good pitching since Martinez but none has been this dominant and dynamic. And please don’t accuse me of comparing him to Martinez’s overall time in Boston, but so far he has been that exciting.
Of course, with today’s blown save by Craig Kimbrel, Sale only has a 1-1 record on the year.
Thank goodness for Sale, as the other Red Sox starters have posted the following ERAs:
Porcello – 5.32
Wright – 8.36
Rodriguez – 4.76
Pomeranz – 5.23
Johnson – 7.20
What’s that old saying, “Sale and then pray for rain?” Has there every been 4 rain postponed games in a row for one team? That’s how bad it is with this rotation.