These two Red Sox starters had rough beginnings to their season. If you can endure looking at the mess, see if you can tell them apart. After the first three starts of his season, Pitcher A had a 1-2 record, 9.82 ERA, .323 batting average against and three home runs allowed. After the first three starts of his season, Pitcher B had a 1-1 record, 9.00 ERA, .324 batting average against and six home runs allowed. Give up? Pitcher A was John Lackey at the start of last season, which went from bad to worse in a hurry, ending with offseason Tommy John surgery. Pitcher B is hardly out of sight and mind. He's Clay Buchholz, and heading into his outing tonight there are no satisfying answers to why his 2012 season is off to such a poor and worrisome start.
Clay Buchholz looks for restart
Boston Herald | Apr 25