Roche’s Red Sox Look Back, Look Ahead: Bullpen Solid, But Starters Struggling

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — Hope you’re ready for some early-morning baseball, as the Red Sox finish up their first home stand and four-game set with the Orioles Monday morning at Fenway.

The Sox currently sit at 7-5 through 12 games. Here’s three things we learned this week and three things to watch going forward:

Three Things We Learned

1. The starting rotation is not as good as it appeared the first turn through — and — not as bad as it looked the second time around. The Sox rotation has the worst ERA in baseball at 6.24 and only Joe Kelly has an ERA under six. Certainly not what we were looking for. The problem the Sox were trying to avoid this season was the roller coaster ride that the likes of Allen Webster and Rubby De La Rosa put the team through last year. They would be good for 4-6 innings, but then a…

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