Which Red Sox Starting Pitcher Picks Up The Most W’s in 2012?
By John Green
After a turn through the Red Sox starting rotation there seemed to be only one sure thing–Jon Lester is the real deal. Josh Beckett got rocked, Clay Buchholz looked less than stellar the first time through and Felix Doubront and Daniel Bard were encouraging but neither got a win in their starts against the Blue Jays. The question marks with the rotation were widespread and understandably so.
Now that we’ve made our way through the rotation a second time, things are looking a bit better on the horizon. Jon Lester threw another gem against the Blue Jays and Josh Beckett silenced everybody with an 8 inning, 1 run performance against the Rays at Fenway. Clay Buchholz allowed four runs in the first inning again but settled down and gave a 7 inning effort, Felix Doubront picked up his second no decision in a 5 inning, 4 run effort and Daniel Bard pitched well enough to win–despite control problems–but was tagged with his second loss of the young season.
Needless to say, thing’s look alot better for the Red Sox’ rotation a second time through so we want to hear from you, the fans!
The logical choice would be Jon Lester but can Beckett maintain last seasons success through September this year? Does Felix Doubront finally emerge as the top shelf starter that he was once pegged as? Or maybe Clay Buchholz ends up better than he was in 2010? It’s unlikely in his first year stretched out, but maybe Daniel Bard wins the most games on the staff? Your guess is as good as mine so take a minute to let us know what you think.
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