U. G. L. Y.
Yeah, it was that ugly over the weekend in Arlington, Texas. Red Sox starting pitchers gave up 12 runs in 14.2 innings, almost a run per inning. The Sox lineup scored just four runs, including being shut out in Game 1.
So what all did that tell us? I’ve got you covered right here, right now.
1) Someone needs to step up behind Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz. I’ve touched on this before, but it bears repeating. Through 31 games, the Red Sox are 11-2 when Lester/Buchholz pitch and 9-9 with the rest of the rotation. Ryan Dempster (2-2) seems to be getting in a groove and John Lackey (1-2) looks more promising with each start. Felix Doubront is becoming a question mark. Despite a solid 3-1 start, he has a 5.67 ERA. This is his second full season in the majors and with the talent he possesses, most of Red Sox Nation had hoped he would have a big year. Doubront looked awful against the Rangers, allowing 6 runs in 3.2 innings and throwing 97 p...