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All the Good Sports: More Q’s Than A’s for Sox Rotation

Even after winning a franchise record 108 games, the Red Sox leave us with more questions than answers as the post season is about to get underway.

Most of the questions concern pitching, both the starting and relieving variety.  Neither has been good heading down the stretch and it’s leaving Red Sox Nation very apprehensive.

First-year manager Alex Cora has to make his biggest decision yet…who starts Game One of the American League Division Series?  If it’s the Yankees it’s a no-brainer…or is it?

To me, if anyone other than Nathan Eovaldi starts the opener against New York, Cora has lost his marbles.  Since joining the Sox from Tampa Bay, Eovaldi has been “lights out” against the Yankees.

If it’s Oakland my vote would be for Chris Sale based on his overall body of work and please have knuckleballer Steven Wright ready by the fifth inning.  Other than that in the bullpen it’s Ryan Brasier and Craig Kimbrel and hope for the best.  Unless they can sign that guy who hit Giancarlo Stanton from the Monster Seats on Saturday.