You can point to a number of different areas of concern, but lack of stability has to be at the forefront. Heading into last night’s game, manager John Farrell had used the same batting order only twice in 13 games, something Scott Zolak touched on to kick off the discussion.
“The lineup is a surprise everyday,” says Zo. “Is this the same team as last year? You’re waiting for them to press the play button.”
Besides a handful of pitchers, Zo does not see any stability on this Red Sox team.
“Other than Jon Lester, we can’t really include him. He’s a given, he’s the ace. I like what I’ve seen from Lackey. Peavy is kind of that grinder — I’m starting to appreciate him. The guy is finding a way to strike at least eight guys out every time he takes the mound.”
With a 3.57 era, the Red Sox pitching staff has more than held their own "
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