Series Preview: Blue Jays Aim to be Pesky Against Red Sox

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May 29, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) before the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox continue to wash themselves in mediocrity this season. David Ortiz was benched against Wei-Yin Chen and the Baltimore Orioles. Why? He is hitting .118 against lefties this season and .219 overall. He is getting to the point where he will be most efficiently used if he is given a few days off throughout the season. The rest of the lineup has performed more or less as expected if you aren’t Mike Napoli or Pablo Sandoval

Aside from some 30 year old rookie named after comedian Steven Wright, and possible lightning in a bottle Eduardo Rodriguez, all the Boston starters have an ERA above 4 (Wright’s ERA is 3.65 Rodriguez is 0.44 after 3 starts). The bullpen has been decent and Koji Uehara is doing his best to save what games he is given but unless the starters turn it around it is going to be one long season in Boston.