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Jake Peavy to make first start with Red Sox on Saturday

Aug 1, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

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Jake Peavy will make his first start with the Red Sox on Saturday against the Diamondbacks, reports Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.com.

Peavy was acquired from the White Sox on Tuesday night in a three-team deal that sent infielder Jose Iglesias to the Tigers. The veteran right-hander will take the rotation spot of Brandon Workman, who was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket today and will work as a middle reliever in the minors.

Peavy, who recently returned from a rib fracture, owns a 4.28 ERA and 76/17 K/BB ratio over 80 innings in 13 starts this season. The Red Sox are hoping he’ll add some stability to a rotation which has been without Clay Buchholz for nearly two months.

  1. edelmanfanclub - Aug 1, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    No comments? Sure. I’ll go first. Well let’s try and see how Peavy should fare in Boston based on his history (Which in theory, may not reflect what his future dividends is to Boston)

    This season he is 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 4.09 FIP, 1.2 WAR, 100 ERA+ in 80 IP

    All in all it’s an okay season.

    His ERA is a bit skewed from two terrible starts before he hit the DL (let’s take away those starts)

    He is now 8-2, with a 3.18 ERA (Wow that looks way better… too lazy to find out the FIP and WHIP)

    But then again how will he fare away from US?

    Home: 5-0, 2.59 ERA, 1.01 WHIP
    Away: 3-4, 6.10 ERA, 1.28 WHIP (Those 2 bad starts where he was likely hurt were on the road)

    Peavy only has one start in Fenway his whole career. He has a career ERA of 3.49 (2.74 at Petco, 3.84 not at Petco)

    So this is a small analysis but I think a healthy Peavy can give us maybe 60-70 innings at an ERA of roughly 3.50-4.00.

    I think Peavy came here because CB won’t be back for a while.

  2. Glenn - Aug 1, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    The Sox just got their second walk-off win on the same calendar day in a non-double header situation. How often does that happen?

    Peavy is a welcome addition, especially while waiting for Clay’s OBGYN to clear him.

  3. bosoxfan15 - Aug 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Tonight’s walk off was amazing! This team is a special group of guys that never quit. It just goes to show that character wins games.

    • 22yearsagotoday - Aug 2, 2013 at 8:02 PM

      Those guys they got rid of to the Dodgers are not really a factor in that team’s recent success, although Adrian Gonzales has half decent numbers but a whole lot of strikeouts. Red Sox are obviously better off without the fried chicken and cheap beer. Red Sox championship plans must include solid pitching.

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