“It’s frustrating” says esteemed genius and pitching coach, Carl Willis.
“We need to be better. That goes without saying”, exclaimed fellow Rhodes Scholar, Manager John Farrell.
Give me a break, you jackasses.
What did you expect? Are you forgetting how rancid this pitching staff was for, oh, a good 75-80% of the season last year? They had a RELATIVELY decent August and September, but I don’t think many fans were fooled by that. We knew the real Buchholz‘s, Porcello‘s and Kelly‘s of the world would surface.
Here we go again, RSN!
I mean, honest to God, what did the team think was going to happen? After an offseason of yet another last place finish, these guys would just automatically be better? No! They are what they are. Kelly and Buchholz have been dominant at times, but they risk going out there and getting shelled more than often. Porcello is what he is… The literal Italian translation is “Little Pig”… so there you go.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m so tired of these “potential” guys. I’m tired of the pandering about “execution” and “well, his stuff was good, buttttt”.
Don’t give me that. Give me a winning team with winning pitchers.
Oh, and people complaining about David Price: just stop it. He falters so rarely. He’s going to have a clunker every now and again. The fact of the matter is that he’s so damn good 90% of the time, that those bad starts haven’t reflected his career at all up to this point. The problem here is that he has very little protection in that rotation. He has such a target on his back, that when he screws up, this fan base explodes at him. His starts are magnified because he’s really the only one we can trust. That’s not fair to him. David Price needs company in that rotation. E-Rod‘s return will help, (hopefully), but more arms are needed for a lackluster rotation. He can’t do it all himself.
Not for nothing, but 2016 is playing out the way they thought 2015 would. The offense scoring enough runs to potentially bail out a shoddy pitching staff. The good news is that the Sox are scoring 5-7 runs a game. The problem is the pitchers are giving up 6-8 runs a game.
So, yeah! Things are good.