Damn this is dramatic. I'm worried too, but we've split so far at Fenway with Axelrod and Humber starting. If we can split the next two with Quintana going Thursday, we have Sale and Peavy pitching the first two against Detroit. Floyd may only miss one more start after this one as he went on the DL retroactive to July 8th.
The bullpen is worrisome, but if Crain comes back strong, I like our chances. Rookies with stellar stuff like Reed and Jones are just going through growing pains and will be fine imo. Outside of Reed-Jones-Thornton-Crain, we may have to experiment. I like Omogrosso so far, but I doubt Septimo will be on the roster much longer.
Quintana can eat innings, has pinpoint control, and his stuff is what it is. He's not going to have a 2 ERA forever. The scouting report is gonna be out on him, especially to our division foes, but at worst I think he is a #3-type starter with an ERA in the upper 3's.
The more I watch Sale pitch the less worried I am about him running out of gas. He throws 110 pitches a game and is still touching 93-95 mph at that point. All the talk of his funky delivery may have been overblown.