The Boston Red Sox rotation seems to be all healthy finally. Chris Sale has been a monster all season and should continue his Cy Young worthy campaign. Drew Pomeranz has been the pitcher that most had expected him to be once he was acquired last season. Although these two have done what they were expected to, a few names have been performing well as of late, and that was sorely needed.
Rick Porcello has had a poor season by his regards, and it seemed to be a lost season. Although that was the case, he appears to have regained his usual form. Over the past two starts, Porcello has pitched 14 innings while giving up two earned runs. In that time frame, he’s dropped his season ERA by over half a run. Even with his great performances, Rick has received the loss in both games due to 0 run support. That alone will tell you how dismal his season had been to that point. If his performances over the past few starts are any indication, Porcello will be a key contributor to the Sox.
David Price is another pitcher who at the beginning of the season the Sox didn’t know what to expect from him. He started the season on the disabled list and was likely to spend most of the season off the field; Price has come back and slowly gotten better. Not sure what to expect, Price has probably shattered most expectations. Not having to be the ace of the Red Sox rotation has relieved some pressure from Price. He’s given up more than 3 earned runs just once this season and has an ERA of 3.39 to this point. His most recent outing showed his dominant side. Throwing eight shutout innings in a crucial rivalry game against the New York Yankees showed that he’s more than capable of taking on the pressures of a tough game.
The Boston Red Sox rotation is set for the long haul of the season. Having Sale, Pomeranz, and Price anchoring the rotation could be devastating for opposing matchups. Three quality lefties are never easy to face, and the Sox could potentially boast that. Add on an improving Porcello and a returning Eduardo Rodriguez (a 4th lefty) and this team could cause some serious damage come October baseball.