Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/4/13
Felix Doubront is averaging just 90.18 mph on his fastball through five starts this season. Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer A lot was made of Felix Doubront showing up to Spring Training out of shape and with some soreness in his throwing arm. Here we are nearly three months later and Doubront (and the Red Sox) finally paid the price for his laziness. Boston fell 7-0 to the Texas Rangers Friday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Doubront, who was 3-0 through four starts heading into the game, took the brunt of everything. He allowed 12 hits and six earned runs in just 3.2 innings. That took his ERA from an already above-average 4.24 to 5.67. Digging a little further back before Spring Training, one has to wonder if Doubront’s first full season in the majors had an adverse affect on his arm. In 2012, Doubront threw a career-high 161 innings, surpassing his previous total of 129.1, which came back in 2008. In 2011, the season prior his 161 innings, he only threw 87.2. Tha...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Former Gators legend Neal Walk dies at 67

WATCH: Astros give Buster Olney champagne shower

Hope Solo accused of slamming nephew’s head into cement

Astros pitch their way to 3-0 win over Yankees in Wild Card game

Report: Patriots work out RB Boom Herron

Karlos Williams suffered concussion in Week 4


Houston taped SMU jerseys to ground as motivational tactic

Lionel Messi cleared of tax fraud charges

Clemson WR Mike Williams 'likely' out for rest of season

Week 5 NFL game watchability rankings

Gregg Popovich makes LaMarcus Aldridge sit out practice

Greg Hardy excited to face Tom Brady because of wife Gisele

Auburn DE Byron Cowart's Twitter activity indicating frustration?

Notre Dame making basketball tickets free for students

10 matchups to watch during NFL Week 5

Dallas Keuchel gets beard done up by pro before playoff game

Six keys to victory for Cubs-Pirates NL Wild Card game

Top 10 storylines for Week 6 of the college football season

Greyson Lambert will remain Georgia's starter

Rick Ross still wants to be part-owner of Miami Dolphins

Usain Bolt and USC star Adoree' Jackson got to meet

Texas QB downplays talk of infighting within team

Miami's Twitter account bombarded by FSU fans

Six of the biggest NFL disappointments this season

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

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.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

10 matchups to watch during NFL Week 5

Top 10 storylines for Week 6 of the college football season

Astros pitch their way to 3-0 win in WC game

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy

Roddy White: I want to catch passes

Five questions about the 2015 AL Wild Card game

Bowling Green State coach saves motorist from serious injury

Bills defenders: Odell Beckham Jr. is a prima donna

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker