Remember when the Boston Red Sox won the World Series a couple seasons ago? Remember how dynamic that team was with the likes of Mookie Betts, Chris Sale, and Dave Dombrowski at the helm? My, how things change in a heartbeat.
Sitting at 6-14 and dead last in the AL East, the Red Sox went from World Series champs to cellar dwellers. Also, Betts, Dombrowski, and even World Series-winning manager Alex Cora are gone. Chris Sale is gone for the year due to injury, so it looks like a nightmare at Fenway.
Not having Sale around does make the rotation look weak. The pitching overall has been problematic; Boston has the second-highest ERA in baseball (5.86), only behind the Philadelphia Phillies. When Boston falls behind, their team ERA is 5.76. Their relievers haven't been great, throwing for an ERA of 5.40, while the starters are throwing for an ERA of 6.48.
There are other underlying questions the Red Sox will have to face, i.e. what will happen with J.D. Martinez in the future. As of right now, Red Sox fans are hoping this nightmare will end.
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