In four games of the season, Boston red pitcher holds one of the worst starts for staff in the last memory, but manager Alex Kora does not regret the increase in the load of his staff during spring training.
"To rethink about it last year, you saw what happened. It was the same plan," said Cora after losing a 10-8 road to Seattle Mariners, a third Boston defeat in four games to open the season. "The one who doubts about us [after] what we did last year. I mean this year? Check out what happened last year."
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Red Sox starters have a 13.20 ERA. , the worst for any start-up staff in four games in the last 10 seasons. Red Sox has also abandoned 11 home runs still in this season, associated with the Boston 2011 team for most of this time in the franchise for the past 100 seasons. Last year, Red Sox pitchers did not allow their 10th homer season until April 19, in their 18th game of the year.
On the second spring training, Kora drove out his jugs, trying to keep them fresh. by the end of the season. And since moving to World Series in 2018, he said he sees no reason to do anything different in 2019.
"It's easy to guess now what we did, nobody was guessing about us last year, the program should be disciplined," said Kora. If I think that [the pitchers] did not start too many games that they did not have too many innings , they should go back to what we did last spring in spring training. We played until October 28, and the previous year, when I came here, all talked about how they exhausted the balls in October against X'stone Astros [in the 2017 American League Division Series]. "
On the day of opening, the Mariners marked the Red Sox ace Chris Sala in seven tracks, most of which he had permission in the game since August 2017, in just three pitches on the way to a victory 12-4.
Although Red Sox was able to win the game on the night of the night, the hero of the post-season Nathan Eovaldy also was ineffective by giving up three hometers – the very same number that he rejected in all of his 54 regular returning seasons with Boston last year. . And in a Sunday defeat, Boston's starter Rick Porchello could not quit third innings after giving up nine runs, although only four of them were earned.
In all 2018, Red Sox started only 12 games in which they refused at least half the earned mileage in less than half past quests
Bark, despite his persistence that his long-term plan is a good step, saying that he still expects his beginners to work better than Seattle. "We expect them to throw the ball independently. We did the same last year, and Chris went [six innings] to Tampa, Miami. I do not know why people are suddenly suddenly:" This is a bad program. & # 39; She worked last year. Everyone was cool when the novice swayed in October and went out of the bullpen and was a rover. It's easy to guess now, because we did not submit well here.
Cora was more satisfied with the Boston bullpen, which allowed only six runs in 18 innings in Seattle, and only one run in the last three games.
"The only positive out of every weekend is the bullpen," said Cora. "They did outstanding work. "