Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 10/10/13
After Jose Lobaton’s walk off home run ended the Boston Red Sox chances at a three game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, Boston still found themselves in the drivers seat of the 2013 ALDS. Game four of the American League Divisional Series saw Boston expose an underestimated facet of their team-- starting pitching depth. The Red Sox sent to the hill their prize of the trade deadline and former Cy Young Award winner, Jake Peavy. The Rays countered with the 2011 American League Rookie of the Year, Jeremy Hellickson. But while both boast impressive career resumes respectively, both game 4 starters had extremely different outings and overall different games. Jake Peavy entered Tuesday nights start not having pitched since September 25th, when he allowed 5 earned runs over 6 innings against the Colorado Rockies. Overall Peavy hobbled to the 2013 regular season finish line, pitching 25 innings with a 5.40 ERA over 4 starts. But whether it was the rest Peavy got or if it was the ALDS stage, Peavy didn’t show a sign of his September woes. The right hander threw 5.2 innings, allowing 5 hits, and one run against the Rays bats. In stark contrast…
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