If the Red Sox could hit, they’d be in OK shape. The club’s starting pitching, as a whole, has been pretty good.
Jon Lester and John Lackey have carried their 2013 success into this season. Lester is having his best season yet, and Lackey continues to be a workhorse every fifth day.
Jake Peavy has been up and down, but his one win isn’t a reflection of his overall body of work. He has pitched much better of late, and the Red Sox just haven’t provided him with any run support. Peavy has had problems surrendering home runs, though.
Clay Buchholz’s season has been a disaster, but his last four starts since returning from the disabled list have been positive.
The fifth spot has been in flux, though Brandon Workman and Rubby De La Rosa have made contributions when they’ve been in the mix. Felix Doubront pitched his way out of the rotation.
Red Sox starters own an 8.8 WAR, which is the fourth-best mark in baseball. The Red Sox have received 56 quality starts, which is the second-most in the American League behind the Oakland Athletics.
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