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The Red Seat Podcast: Can they fix the rotation?

After a rough opening weekend vs Baltimore is there any hope for this pitching staff?

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Note: This episode was recorded Sunday night before news of the Marlins outbreak shook up the baseball world.

This was mostly an opening weekend to forget. We all went into this series, even those devoid of optimism, with hopes that the Red Sox could at the very least hand the Orioles at home. We were all disappointed.

After a great Opening Day pitching performance by Nathan Eovaldi we were treated to two straight ugly performances by Martin Perez and Ryan Weber. Where do we go from here? Today, Josh Osich and Zack Godley are set to work as an opener and follower, and then Matt Hall gets the ball for Sunday. Eduardo Rodriguez is dealing with a scary sounding heart issue and the question remains, even if he is cleared to return, should he? Keaton and I discuss these pitching issues at length.

On the hitting side things are certainly much better. Jackie Bradley Jr., José Peraza, J.D. Martinez, Kevin Pillar, and a few others have gotten out of the gate hot. Michael Chavis, Andrew Benintendi, Rafael Devers, and Xander Bogaerts are still trying to find it. These are all very small sample sizes of course, but nonetheless we break down everything we observed from the weekend.

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