Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sox Wear 'Rubby' Slip-Ups, Fall To O's, 7-2

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Pretty soon, the "Rubby" will have to meet the road. Multiple poor starting performances by Rubby De La Rosa raises the the question of whether the young right-hander is better suited to the bullpen. He clearly has the stuff, but he might not have the endurance to be a starter. Again last night, De La Rosa went just four innings—giving up four earned runs (including two two-run HRs) in a 7-2 loss. And this was against a line-up that was resting some Oriole regulars. David Ortiz belted another HR (his 35th), but everyone else in the Boston lineup was pretty much silent. The Valentine Magic Number stays at three with just seven to play.