After two straight losses, the Red Sox look to avoid losing this series to a bad Chicago White Sox team tonight at Fenway Park. The Red Sox will be sending Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound, who has been terrible since coming off of the disabled list from a knee injury. On 93.7 WEEI this morning, Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski said that he believes this is a massive start for E-Rod and could dictate the direction of this team moving forward. If Rodriguez has another stinker, then the Red Sox may look to make multiple trades for starting pitchers. In his last start, Rodriguez lasted just 4.1 innings, allowing eight hits and five runs. On the season, E-Rod is 1-2 with a 6.97 ERA.
On the flip side, the White Sox will be sending one of the best pitchers in the American League out there to combat against a struggling Red Sox lineup in Jose Quintana. In his career, Quintana is 3-0, with a 1.94 ERA in 6 starts against the Red Sox. Unfortunately, on the season, Quintana's record does not dictate just how dominant he has been. In Quintana's last seven starts, the White Sox have scored one or zero runs. Tough luck. On the season, however, Quintana is sporting a 2.63 ERA, which trumps teammate Chris Sale's 2.83 ERA.