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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal previews this weekend's MLB on FOX action.
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They got rally and welcome that and I'll be on fox pregame batting ninth about a -- building act generation up big bomb memories. I think he might not like dot com -- isn't out to come out for the Red Sox and cut. -- picking -- near the lot mentally ERA in their. Ninth minute gap. Frankly I'm not sure if there is relief in sight for the Red Sox. When the season began the one thing everyone thought with that Josh Beckett and Jon Lester had to be really good for the Red Sox to be the team that they wanted to -- Well right now Beckett 25 in the league any -- Lester 32. That's not very good in no Red Sox starter has an era below four. And that is problematic as they go forward here now Cuba has pitched very well seven of his last eight starts have been excellent. You see also Clay Buchholz come around in recent weeks his last four starts of the great. But the Red Sox badly need Beckett and Lester to get on track. Their bullpen has been okay it's going to get better once Andrew Bailey returns and they still on the possibility of Aaron Cook coming back. When you go to here most likely a lot of talk in the coming weeks about the Red Sox trading for a starting pitcher. Elsewhere -- -- takes on Utley and keep waiting for the Orioles to collapse but it -- it real. -- at that point right. Well I keep waiting for the Orioles to -- to and I keep looking at their rotation and the fact that its eleventh in the American League in your day and wondering how is this happening. But they are hanging around they're doing a good job offensively in particular. And when you look at them without -- is without rivals just getting Brian Roberts back. It's pretty impressive. Now what do they do about their rotation well they too can make a trade but they have some internal options Zach Britton they're talented lefthander he should be back fairly soon. And they've also got in the farm system right now Jamie Moyer Miguel Gonzales the guided their stretching out and a rapidly improving Chris Tillman. So maybe the answers will come internally if not externally. Credit to move on the -- -- and that Cincinnati could be leading the NL central but the Cardinals and Pirates are in opposite. Team and finish it. I'm not ready to say that the reds -- the best team in this division it's a little bit too early especially with the Cardinals having such injury problems. Berkman Schumacher. -- still waiting to see about Chris Carpenter and his status is especially pivotal now that there worried and waiting on -- Garcia. If Carpenter is not right not right by the deadline they are going to need to trade for starting pitcher. So the Cardinals clearly a compromise right now they're not playing all that well not pitching all that well but the reds to are flawed team. Got a fantastic bullpen but their offense -- league in runs scored their rotation here they only ninth in the league as well. They're looking for a left handed bat I like them I'm not sure I love them. Bragging rights on the line at Miami and Tampa -- square off the -- have been nothing down this entire season does might have happened on that you can kind. When you look at the Marlins on paper you say absolutely they've got enough confidence Hanley Ramirez Jose Reyes Giancarlo Stanton Logan Morrison. But on the field it doesn't always play out that way now they had that great month of may -- clearly are talented team and Ozzie Guillen said. You could only give me a C minus or. I think being a little bit too harsh on himself there but there is talent on this roster the question is how that town is going to come together whether it's going to play. Obviously the Marlins have a very competitive situation in their division. And they're -- need their big guys every single one of them to really play well to be a contender down the stretch. In the balance act as the Rangers for the Astros and the rain on a hot start but it played. Around 500 balls and me are what are you about tech it. Nothing really. Clearly now with the rotation with a -- -- being out as well as Feliz in Holland they've got some issues there there waiting for Royals won't come along but. They are still a very formidable team a post season team in my estimation without question. -- run differential is still clearly the best in the AL west over the Angels they've scored the most runs in baseball. At times I think they get a little bit bored. This is the team has accomplished an awful lot the last two years like those Yankee teams of the 2000 occasionally they were going to folks really because they were challenged. That in my view is part of what is going on with the Rangers here. I am not worried about them a little -- when you have three starting pitchers who are hurt but they should be okay and they can fix whatever problem they have. As their farm system is so good either to help the team would help -- trades. I can't eat so much for joining us that's gonna do it for that and I'll be on fox preview big -- nine Chevrolet. Building and generation ugly Bob primary. For can't read -- well I'm Aaron passed Elliott. 7 --