Red Sox Rotation Appears Locked In & Locked Down

Posted: 21st September 2009 by Sean Kennedy in MLB
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With 14 games remaining in the regular season, the Red Sox finally seem to have their starting pitching in order, and perhaps even their playoff rotation set. It's been a long time coming. The Red Sox started the year reputed as having the best pitching depth in baseball. Yet, that notion seemed patently absurd over the past few months.  From the very beginning, Brad Penny was never cut out for the AL, particularly the AL East. Daisuke Matsuzaka was ineffective before going on the DL with a weakened shoulder. John Smoltz looked old, lacking in command, and utterly baffled on the mound. And Tim Wakefield broke down for the third year in a row, likely the result of being in his early 40s. All of a sudden, the Red Sox had fallen out of first place, were slumping badly, and their pla ...

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