One of the big question marks coming into this season was how well the Red Sox starting pitching could hold up with the rest of the American League. Things turned drastically worse when staff ace Chris Sale came down with an injury that has kept him out so far this season. The Red Sox have turned around their season in a big way, as the bats caught fire, but the starting pitching has been doing more than their fair share lately. They have been so good lately that over the past 5 games, this is the lowest ERA by Sox starters since May 29-June 1, 1956 (0.23).
The Sox obviously need some help in the bullpen, but if Chris Sale can come back healthy, and this staff can hold up their end of the bargain, the Red Sox could grab a spot in the postseason. The Red Sox currently hold the 3rd wild card spot in the standings.
Red Sox starting pitchers have a 0.29 ERA in their last 5 games. That is the lowest ERA by Sox starters over any 5-game span since May 29-June 1, 1956 (0.23).
— J.P. Long (@SoxNotes) June 6, 2022
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— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 4, 2022