• Boston’s Pitching Is This Bad?

    Posted by on September 28th, 2011 · Comments (5)

    Via Pete Abe

    If there’s a play-in game tomorrow, who pitches for the Red Sox?

    How about Bruce Chen?

    Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting today that the Red Sox are investigating trade possibilities at this late hour to find a pitcher for a possible Game 163.

    The particulars:

    • Any traded player must have cleared waivers already.
    • The player would not be eligible for the postseason roster, having been obtained after Aug. 31.
    • The Sox would have to find space on the 40-man roster.

    Chen, 34, is a well-traveled lefty from Panama who is 12-8 with a 3.98 ERA this season. He has not faced the Rays this season but was 1-1, 0.92 in six appearances (two starts) from 2007-2010. Over 19.2 innings he allowed six runs (2 earned) on 11 hits with six walks and 17 strikeouts.

    Wow. Imagine having to play a do-or-die game to make the post-season and starting a guy who you just traded for…

    That’s bad.

    Comments on Boston’s Pitching Is This Bad?

    1. 77yankees
      September 28th, 2011 | 2:22 pm

      Bruce Chen??? Scott Erickson wasn’t available?

      Would Theo go to Vegas and go all in with pocket threes?

    2. G.I. Joey
      September 28th, 2011 | 2:50 pm

      Is Pedro available? I heard he can be found hanging out next to a mango tree.

    3. Raf
      September 28th, 2011 | 7:03 pm

      G.I. Joey wrote:

      Is Pedro available? I heard he can be found hanging out next to a mango tree.

      Nah, he has more than $0.50 to his name now… 😀

    4. Raf
      September 28th, 2011 | 7:18 pm

      If MLBTradeRumors is to be believed, the Sox aren’t able to come to terms with the Royals.

      Things are going to be interesting for the next 3 or so hours.

    5. butchie22
      September 28th, 2011 | 7:28 pm

      As pathetic as the Red $ux are it ain’t over til it’s over. Theo “Doogie Howser” Epstein comes across as a desparate camper by trying to obtain Chen for sure BUT at least he’s trying.If they don’t make it to the post season that 2-10 start will mean much more than people like myself thought…..

      FYI, I would like to see the Sunrays of St Pete make the playoffs just because I love these Cinderella stories in baseball. BTW I will call Joe “The Magician” Madden from now on. He’s really done an amazing to pull this much out of a team that can’t hit a lick.

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