2020 Pitching Issues:
The Boston Red Sox are only ten games into the 2020 MLB season and pitching has derailed them so far. Boston is (3-7) on the young season and can’t seem to get its starting pitching in the right direction. Key losses include ace Chris Sale and recently Eduardo Rodriguez is done for the season due to complications from COVID-19. Nathan Eovaldi is your new leader of the staff and only starter who has been decent throughout two outings. Martin Perez, Ryan Weber, Matt Hall, and Austin Brice close out their five-man rotation. Besides Evoaldi, Perez, and Weber, the Sox are real thin at experience in the rotation. The Red Sox need to make a move quickly to bolster their rotation. The inconsistency from your 2-5 man rotation is ridiculous because you barely have your starters pitching 5 innings each game. Boston ranks 28th with a 5.79 earned run average as a team, out of 30 organizations in the league.
Starters Current Earned Run Average:
Nathan Eovaldi: 1-0, 2.45 ERA
Martin Perez: 1-1, 5.06 ERA
Ryan Weber: 0-2, 11.57 ERA
Matt Hall: 0-1, 15.43 ERA
Austin Brice: 0-0, 6.35 ERA
Where does Boston go from here with the pitching rotation? Well here are some answers the Pawtucket Red Sox has been playing taxi squad games meaning that they are keeping the minor league players fresh and ready in case of an emergency happens. Boston has claimed players Zack Godley and Dylan Covey off waivers to help with the issues but it hasn’t contributed much to the organization. With the trade deadline approaching at the end of August, Boston should be looking for help now and beyond 2020. There is no need to tank the season because of a depleted pitching staff. Boston needs to get answers quickly before its too late in the season.