Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 7/25/13
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Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Getting in the groove early can be rather important. The Red Sox starting pitching is finding this out the hard way. There is no margin for error when you are fighting for the top spot in the division. The last two series can be examined to show where the starting rotations got hurt early with pitch counts. First we will look at the three game series with the Yankees, then dig into the first 3 games of the series with the Rays. Yankees The starters John Lackey, Ryan Dempster, and Felix Doubront were the first three against the Yankees. Taking a closer look at the pitch counts per inning and you see a story being told as to where it went wrong in the losses. Felix Doubront Went 6.2 innings in a win against the Yankees 4 - 2. His pitch count shows the difference when you make a good solid start from the first inning. He jumped on the Yankees with efficiency, keeping to 10 or less pitches over the first 3 innings. Second time through the Yank...
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