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Uneven first half for Sox pitching staff

Updated: July 9, 2010, 12:39 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPN Stats and Information

The pitching staff was supposed to be the strength of the 2010 Boston Red Sox. Bolstered by the addition of John Lackey, they had arguably the deepest rotation in baseball. The continued emergence of Daniel Bard meant a stronger bullpen than the one that had the second-best ERA in the American League last season.

Of course, that's not how it has worked out. Josh Beckett was ineffective and then hurt. Stalwarts Hideki Okajima and Jonathan Papelbon have struggled in a bullpen that ...

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