Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/13/13
photo Matthew West/Boston Herald Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer This is one of those classic “You want the good news first or the bad news first?” type of posts. Okay, fine. Bad news first: Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster got shelled like a Maine lobster at a church dinner against the Blue Jays on Sunday, serving up seven hits, six runs and three long balls in just five innings of work. Prior to that, Dempster hadn’t allowed more than one home run in a game all season. Easy, now. Here’s the good news: Dempster entered the game with 55 strikeouts over the span of his first seven games, which ranks second-most in a pitcher’s first seven games with the Boston franchise only behind some guy named Pedro Martinez, who recorded 66 Ks in his first seven games in 1998. Dempster and Pedro are also the only two hurlers in Red Sox history to record seven strikeouts or more in their first five starts. Dempster and Clay Buchholz are also the first two Sox starters to post back-...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Can Darrius Heyward-Bey replace Martavis Bryant for the first month in Pittsburgh?

Treon Harris to start at QB for Gators’ opening game

Marshawn Lynch campaigning for Seahawks to sign Fred Jackson

Alabama vs. Wisconsin showdown not selling many tickets

Report: Last-minute Deflategate settlement deal very unlikely

Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to play in 2016 Hall of Fame Game

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Floyd Mayweather Sr.: Manny Pacquiao a 'liar with no skills'

Reports: LeSean McCoy's Week 1 status still uncertain

Jay Feely told Deflategate judge about 2009 kicking incident

Jon Gruden calls Marcus Mariota a ‘double-edged sword’

Report: Bills expected to cut Matt Cassel

Garcon: RG3 can be ‘great player on any team that he goes to’

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker