Boston Red Sox: Top five starting pitchers of this decade
Red Sox fans have been lucky enough to witness many great pitchers in Boston. Here are the five greatest individual pitching seasons over the last decade.
It’s no secret that the Boston Red Sox organization has been spoiled over its time in terms of pitching talent. From the years of Cy Young and Smoky Joe Wood to the years of Pedro Martinez, so many all-timers have graced the fields of Fenway Park. The caliber of pitching talent this franchise has possessed has spanned all the way to this past decade. Over the last ten seasons, the Red Sox have seen some special performances take place on the mound. Some of them special games and some of them special individual seasons.
In this article, we’re going to rank the top five pitching seasons that a Red Sox starter has had over the 2010-2019 period. A number of these have had multiple big years, however, each individual will only take up one of the spots – their predominant season will be prioritized and their other seasons who are in contention for the top-five will be noted as well.
The decade has been one to remember for Sox fans, as the team clinched four division titles and ultimately won two World Series’ in 2013 and 2018. The latter will go down as perhaps the greatest season in franchise history, as a team which won a record 108 regular season games went on to drop just three postseason games in a rampant effort which ended with the Commissioner’s Trophy being held aloft for the ninth time in organisation history.
We’ve seen some phenomenal Red Sox teams assembled over the past decade, and they’ve given everybody involved memories that’ll last a lifetime. Now we’ll look into the pitching seasons that have stood out during that time. A number of the players who put them together have been integral in this franchise’s success in that time.