Recap - Anyone Else Worried About the Starting Pitching?

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Another Red Sox game...another bad performance by a starting pitcher.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Saturday night, it was Eduardo Rodriguez (pictured) who got knocked around by the Mariners for six runs on eight hits and three walks over 4.1 innings in a 6-5 Seattle win at T-Mobile Park.

Boston trailed 2-0 before rallying to tie the game with RBI singles by Jackie Bradley Jr. and J.D. Martinez in the second and third innings respectively.

ERod allowed Seattle a go-ahead run in the bottom of the fourth and then served up a three-run homer to Jay Bruce in the fifth before giving way to the bullpen.

Speaking of Red Sox relievers, they supplied another strong performance with Heath Hembree, Tyler Thornburg and Hector Velazquez shutting out the Mariners for 3.2 innings on just two hits and one walk.

Boston made it close with three runs in the top of the ninth inning, courtesy of three consecutive errors by Seattle third baseman Dylan Moore, but Xander Bogaerts struck out looking with the tying run on third to end the game.

The Red Sox send Rick Porcello to the mound on Sunday looking for someone...anyone...on the starting rotation to pitch well. The road trip continues with four games in Oakland and three more in Arizona before next Tuesday's Fenway opener.

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