It looks like we're poised for a week of questions regarding the Red Sox rotation. At least that is my bet what the WEEI guys will be raging about tomorrow. The Baseball tonight guys hinted at the fact that the rotation is a question mark, even bringing in example of the MFY's latest move, if you can call it a move as something rather than nothing (to fix the rotation).
Losing 3 out of 4 to a weak hitting Oakland does focus the attention on the Sox pitching. However, looking back through the games I can only be upset about Beckett's start. Synder lost it in the 5th today, but he almost got himself out of that bind and in my opinion that is all we can expect from him. Remind anyone of Casey Fossum (although right handed)?
As for Beckett, looking through his game log it becomes evident that Beckett has a bad game every now and again. While his ERA is 5.12, the median ER per game is 3. Of the 7 games (out of 19 total) with an ER of 4 or greater Beckett is 1-4. 16 of his 24 HR given up have happen in those games. The opponents have been Toronto, New York (AL), Cleveland, Chicago (AL), and Oakland. All slugging teams with the exception of Oakland, but I feel that Oakland has been under performing.
Yes, it would be great to get a 5th starter, but I still like our rotation.