The lack of run support this year for the right-hander, just 1-5 on the season, might be enough to derail another Cy campaign.
“One thing you worry about a little bit … he got frustrated, his home run rate is up 2 1/2 times from the past,” NESN baseball analyst Peter Gammons noted on Red Sox GameDay Live on Saturday. “I think that’s more a freak of nature, but I’m just hoping he doesn’t get frustrated from all the tough games.”
“You feel bad,” Kevin Millar added, talking about what it’s like as a hitter to not produce for the starting pitcher. “We’re trying to hit. We don’t dislike you!”
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