Anthony Ranaudo’s best quality as a pitcher might be his self-awareness.
The Boston Red Sox right-hander took a tough 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, during which he gave up two home runs. But Ranaudo didn’t make any excuses.
“If we look back at all my starts, the common theme is the home runs, and I obviously have to do a better job,” Ranaudo said. “I just have to do a better job. That’s all on me. There were times where I threw the ball well tonight, but ultimately we didn’t score any runs, and they did, and they wound up with the win.”
Still, the 25-year-old was confident in his abilities and optimistic about his consistency in the future.
“I think that’s all going to come with experience, and obviously I’d like to be making the adjustments a little quicker, but that’s something that’s part of the learning process, and I’ve just got to do a better job with,” Ranaudo said.
Hear more from the young righty in the video above.