CLEVELAND — In the wake of Thursday night’s terrific Game 1 — a 5-4 Red Sox loss that didn’t end until Dustin Pedroia’s checked-swing on a 3-2 pitch in the dirt — Sox fans have to be asking themselves one key question:
What pitcher on this staff do you trust?
The Sox came into this series against the Indians as prohibitive favorites, but they do not have a single pitcher with a postseason win as a starter. Rick Porcello gave up three homers in one inning Thursday and didn’t make it out of the fifth inning. David “Mr. July” Price gets the ball in Game 2 Friday. Boston’s closer is Craig Kimbrel, who’s been making everybody nervous lately.
Friday, October 07, 2016
Asking The Important Questions
In a column conveniently timed to coincide with a Red Sox loss, Shank revisits a topic from earlier in the season: