Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sox' Smoltz Off to Fast Start

Boston (AP) - One of the main reasons for the Red Sox' resurgence this season is starter John Smoltz. The "reliever turned starter" is off to a great start: 5-2 with a 2.88 ERA in 8 games. Smoltz, a #1 round draft pick for the Red Sox in 2001, had saved 107 games the prior three seasons. He was turned into a starter for the 2005 seasons and is anchoring a formidable stable of starters: P. Martinez (6-2 2.90), J. Contreras (2-1 3.03), T. Wakefield (3-1 3.77) and D. Lowe (3-2 4.80). Boston has jumped out to a strong 24-15 mark this season and looks to be a playoff contender. . . . .

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