Red Sox

McAdam: A 20-win season is in reach for Eduardo Rodriguez

From the start of the season -- in fact, especially from the start -- the Red Sox rotation has been one massive disappointment.

Chris Sale endured his worst season in the big leagues before going down with a season-ending elbow injury. David Price began well but has saw his year nosedive in July and has been interrupted by injury on three occasions. Nathan Eovaldi missed half the season. Rick Porcello sports an inflated ERA and is among the league leaders in homers allowed.

Eduardo Rodriguez stands alone as the exception. Rodriguez leads the staff in every significant category from innings pitched to ERA to WHIP.

Moreover, with as many as four or five starts remaining, including Monday night, Rodriguez stands a chance to win 20 games for the first time in his career. He brings A 17-5 record into the series finale with the Yankees.