June 24, 2014

G78: Mariners 8, Red Sox 2

Red Sox  - 000 200 000 - 2  8  1
Mariners - 210 040 01x - 8 10  0
Jake Peavy / Erasmo Ramirez
Holt, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Nava, LF
Pierzynski, C
Bogaerts, 3B
Drew, SS
Bradley, CF
Matt Collins, Over The Monster:
By almost any method you use for evaluation, Peavy is having the one of the worst seasons of his career, if not the absolute worst. His 4.52 ERA is his worst since 2011, as his is 89 ERA+. His 17.5 percent strikeout rate is the worst of his career, and his walk and home run rates are worse than they've ever been since the second year of his career. All totaled up, he's in possession of a 4.73 FIP, also his worst mark since his second MLB season. To put it bluntly, he's been bad, and as bad as he's ever been. ...

However they can do it, the Red Sox need to try to make room for Workman and/or De La Rosa in the rotation. If only one guy is leaving the current rotation, it's shouldn't be Doubront or Buchholz, but instead Jake Peavy.
Clay Buchholz may return to the Red Sox and start against Seattle tomorrow night, but John Farrell has not yet made an announcement. Brandon Workman has finished serving his six-game suspension and Rubby De La Rosa has pitched well enough to earn some more starts. What will happen with the team's starting rotation - Felix Doubront is also in the mix, making it five pitchers for three spots - is a complete mystery.

Chris Capuano allowed five runs last night and could be a victim of the coming pitching staff crunch. Since May 1, Capuano has a 8.64 ERA in 16.2 innings. ... Matthew Kory writes about Dustin Pedroia's diminishing power. ... Rob Bradford muses about the left side of the infield: Stephen Drew, over 12 games, is hitting .143/.182/.190 and Xander Bogaerts is 5-for-his-last-52.

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