Friday, August 10, 2012

Aces low

That's really all there is to it.  The Red Sox have been absolutely terrible this season is games started by their two "aces."  No, wins and losses are not the best way to judge a pitcher, but ERA doesn't lie - especially with such a large sample size.

Yes, there have been injuries to a lot of key players, but when you can't depend on your number 1 and number 2 pitchers, you're pretty much stuck.  Lester seems frustrated, but all he can come up with is "executing pitches" and "fixing mechanics." Beckett, on the other hand, was seen closing a Boston bar a day and a half before his last disastrous start.

Somehow, the Red Sox aren't in last place, and they are only 5.5 games out of the Wild Card, thanks to the new format.  But it's safe to say that if Lester and Beckett can't win some games there won't be any October baseball around these parts.

1 comment:

  1. when a team is ten games under .500, or whatever it is since 9/1/11, there are plenty of groupings you can make that give terrible numbers. What is the Sox record in games started by David Ortiz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia? That's not good either. The media doesn't like Lester and Beckett, so they trumpet that stat as if it's the defining stat.