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In case you forgot, Pedro Martinez was really good in his first starts with the Red Sox. He pitched 32 innings three runs for an 0.84 ERA. Opponents hit .148 against him, with Martinez striking out 44 and walking seven.
After his eight innings in the Red Sox’ 4-1, 10-inning win against the Blue Jays, is sitting with an 0.91 ERA, having allowed three runs in 29 2/3 innings. He has struck out 42, walked six and allowed a .147 batting average.
But it’s more than that. It’s the image he’s portraying. Complete dominance.
In this case, it was a 102-pitch outing in which he struck out 13, and didn’t allow a run. And while he was torturing such Blue Jays hitters as Jose Bautista (4 strikeouts) and Jarrod Saltalmacchia (3 strikeouts), …
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