The first month of the season is in the books and Red Sox pitching stands tied with that of the Rockies for the highest ERA in baseball: 4.92 as of this morning, compared to a league average of 3.84. In all of baseball, only Blue Jays pitching has allowed more opponent runs than the 126 allowed thus far by the Red Sox.
How long before help might be on the way? Philadelphia Daily News writer David Murphy says we’re nearing “go-time” and that despite all the other teams said to be in on the action, the Red Sox are still best fit for Phillies’ Cole Hamels.
Hamels is 1-3, 4.14 ERA in 6 starts so far this season with the moribund, 8-17 Phillies, whose team OPS of .599 represents the very basement of baseball.