Felix Doubront SP BOS 22 Hrs
Felix Doubront fired eight scoreless innings, guiding the Red Sox to a 3-1 defeat of the Rays in the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox won the first game on Tuesday afternoon by a score of 5-1 and are now 2 1/2 games up in the American League East standings. Doubront was brilliant, needing only 93 pitches to work through his eight frames. He struck out six, issued no walks and gave up just three hits. The left-hander will take a 4.38 ERA into his next start in Detroit. We wouldn't expect a similar set of results there.
Felix Doubront SP BOS 6 Days
Felix Doubront permitted four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings in Baltimore on Thursday.
He struck out five and walked one in the no-decision. Baltimore's offense ground Doubront for 103 pitches before his premature departure. The southpaw will bring a 4.91 ERA into a start against the Rays next week.
Felix Doubront SP BOS 11 Days
Felix Doubront gave up three runs in six innings Saturday in a loss to the Angels.
Doubront fanned two and walked a pair in the loss. He allowed one run in the second inning and two more in the third, but managed to hold the Angels off the board the rest of the way. While it would be nice to see him be more efficient and work further into games, he has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last five starts. The southpaw will bring a 4.84 ERA into a start against the Orioles next week.
Felix Doubront SP BOS 18 Days
Felix Doubront limited the Yankees to one run in six innings and struck out six in a victory Saturday.
Doubront was at 48 pitches after two innings, but the Yankees couldn't push across any of their five baserunners in those frames. Doubront settled down afterwards, throwing 55 pitches over his last four innings. He's walking too many batters to pitch deep into games and his fluctuating velocity is a cause for concern, but he's allowed three earned runs or fewer in eight of nine starts on the season.
Felix Doubront SP BOS 29 Days
Felix Doubront allowed two runs over six innings but took the loss Tuesday as the White Sox topped the Red Sox.
Doubront made one mistake that Jeff Keppinger deposited into the seats for a two-run homer, but the pitch was enough to saddle Doubront with the loss. He's now got a 5.61 ERA and 1.73 WHIP on the year despite a 3-2 record. He'll start again Sunday against the Indians.
Felix Doubront SP BOS 1 Month
Making his first start in 13 days, Felix Doubront pitched around six walks to allow two runs in five innings Thursday against the Rays.
Doubront struck out seven and allowed three hits. The Red Sox's concern with Doubront is the way his velocity has dropped while working from the stretch. That was still a problem tonight, but he was effective anyway. He should remain in the rotation next week.
Felix Doubront SP BOS 1 Month
Felix Doubront will rejoin the Red Sox' rotation.
Allen Webster started in Doubront's place on Wednesday and was rocked for eight runs over just 1 2/3 frames. The lefty relieved him and didn't fare well, either, allowing six runs and 11 hits over 5 1/3 innings, but the Sox aren't ready to give up on him as a starter. Doubront could be pushed back, though, with Boston having an off day next Monday.