Monday, June 30, 2014

Peavy's Spot In Rotation Could Be On The Line

(AP Photo)
Tonight's match-up between the Red Sox and Theo Epstein's Chicago Cubs could be more than just your typical 'prodigal son' stuff. Jake Peavy will take the hill for The Carmine Hose tonight, in search of his first victory since April 25th. That's back when soccer players all over the world were just practicing fake injury dives in anticipation of the World Cup. Peavy has registered a 6.38 ERA over his last nine outings. This has raised speculation that the right-hander could be pitching for his spot in the rotation tonight. With the emergence of Brandon Workman and Rubby De La Rosa, the Red Sox rotation may quickly start to turn on merit and not seniority. Stay tuned.