Another day, another dismal starting pitching performance. Today, we were treated to a "matinee" defeat (6-4) thanks to Rick Porcello—who went seven innings and gave up six earned runs. Three of the runs came on two HRs—the 10th and 11th Porcello has given up this year. The loss came despite the best efforts of Dustin Pedroia—who clouted two two-run HRs to account for all of Boston's scoring. Not surprisingly, Brock Holt (filling in for the Rusney Castillo in RF) had two hits as well—including a double. The advent of 22-year old lefty starter Eduardo Rodriguez cannot come soon enough (Thursday), as The Carmine Hose sink to five games under .500 through their first forty-seven contests. Bobby Valentine—all is forgiven.