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How offensive output affects pitchers

Not scoring consistently could take its toll on Red Sox starters, relievers

Updated: April 8, 2010, 10:36 AM ET
By Curt Schilling | ESPNBoston.com

Editor's note: New ESPN baseball analyst and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling will contribute frequently to ESPNBoston.com. Below is his first column.

Yes, the Red Sox lost Jason Bay, and it is likely they won't score as many runs as they did last year. They added a top-of-the-rotation starter and three Gold Glove-caliber defenders, so the argument goes those additions will neutralize the smaller offensive output.

It might, but even if it doesn't the Red Sox could still win 95 ...

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