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It’s September 1st, call-up day!! And even though the Red Sox yesterday were looking for fourth win in a row, this team needs the extra arms coming their way. Rain delay and Price injury notwithstanding, last night saw the SEVENTH consecutive game where the starter was unable to go beyond 5 innings. For context this is what the rotation has done since touching down in Tampa Bay

7 starts (0-1, 7.62 ERA)

26 innings, 43 Hits, 28 Runs (22 ER), 4 HRs, 8 Walks, 30 Ks

That is 26 innings out of your starters in a seven day stretch. The bullpen has pitched 37 innings in that span, talk about having a tired bullpen!! Thankfully today along with Eduardo, he is coming with reinforcements  — Steven Wright, William Cuevas, Bobby Poyner, Robby Scott, Christian Vazquez, Tzu-Wei Lin and Sam Travis. Devers is expected back in another couple days. While we hope for other names (Lakins?) to get the call up as well.

Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound for the Red Sox. With Price and Sale on the mend, this rotation needs badly some more consistency. Only two times in last seven starts has a starter gone five innings, both done by Porcello. When Rodriguez went down on a play at 1st base on July 14th, he was having his best season yet. Everything was just clicking as he had a 3.44 ERA to go along with an 11-3 record. He had struck out 110 batters and was well on his way to set a new career high in that mark (150 last year in 137.1 innings).

Rodriguez is carrying with him a stretch of 3 straight scoreless performances.

17 innings, 10 Hits, 4 Walks, 16 Ks

Carlos Rodon takes the ball for the White Sox. The talented left hander was sidelined until June, but has done nothing but pitch since coming back to the mound. In his 14 starts, Rodon has compiled a 2.70 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and a ridiculous .178 opp avg. In his last eight starts he’s getting the Sox staff jealous, as he has pitched less than 7 innings just twice (both 6 innings). The offense no doubt has a tall task against Carlos Rodon. This is what he has done at home this season.

6 starts (3-0, 1.71 ERA)

42 innings, 24 Hits, 8 Runs, 4 HRs, 11 Walks, 30 Ks


Eduardo Rodriguez — Career vs Chicago White Sox in 2 starts, 3.75 ERA. In those 2 No Decisions, he gave up 6 Runs (5 ER) in 12 innings. He has four walks and struck out twelve batters in that limited stretch. First career start at Guaranteed Rate Field.


Chicago White Sox:

Tim Anderson – 0 for 6, 2 Ks

Matt Davidson —–

Nicky Delmonico – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) Double, 2 RBIs, 2 Ks

Adam Engel – 0 for 2, K

Asivail Garcia – 0 for 1, Walk

Ryan LaMarre —–

Yoan Moncada – 1 for 3 (.333 avg)

Omar Narvaez —–

Daniel Palka —–

Jose Rodon —–

Yolmer Sanchez – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) Double

Kevan Smith – 0 for 3


Carlos Rodon — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 3 starts, 0-2 with a 3.38 ERA. That is 9 Runs (7 ER) in 18.2 innings. In that stretch he has 5 walks and given up 4 HRs, but also has struck out 24 Sox batters. Career at Guaranteed Rate Field in 40 games (39 starts), 15-11 with a 3.72 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 0 for 6, Walk, 2 Ks

Mookie Betts – 0 for 7, 2 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 4 for 8 (.500 avg) RBI, Walk, K

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3 for 7 (.429 avg) HR, RBI, 4 Ks

Brock Holt —–

Ian Kinsler – 4 for 11 (.364 avg) Double, HR, 4 RBIs, 4 Ks

Sandy Leon —–

Tzu-Wei Lin —–

J.D. Martinez – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, Walk, 2 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 1 for 9 (.111 avg) 5 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 3 for 8 (.375 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, Walk, 3 Ks

Steve Pearce – 1 for 5 (.200 avg) Walk, K

Blake Swihart – 0 for 2, K

Sam Travis —–

Christian Vazquez – 3 for 9 (.333 avg) K

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