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Sox rotation not living up to potential

Boston's pitchers need to improve, and it starts with execution

Updated: April 9, 2011, 10:32 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The term "on paper" is a horrible one in baseball, but when you look at the potential starting pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett and Daisuke Matsuzaka possess for the Boston Red Sox, it's easy to think this rotation should be -- could be -- one of the best in the majors.

Right now, it's not even close. The Red Sox are 1-7 as a team, and the rotation has been suspect in the early part of the season. The right-handed Lackey has the only win on the ...

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