New pitcher to worry about on Boston: Derek Lowe.
He has been terrible this year, got rocked tonight by the DRays, and is a fragile soul, or so it seems. It’s not like he’s even supposed to be a top-of-the-rotation guy, either. He’s just supposed to hold down the fort in the bottom part of the rotation. For the better part of this season, he’s failed to even do that.
There’s only one possible upside to this, and it ain’t big: schadenfreude. Scott Boras is his agent and he’s in a walk year.
[EDIT: More from Gordon Edes here, in today’s Globe]