When the star pitcher behind you in the rotation declares himself "a liability," is there any extra pressure to turn in a quality outing on the mound?
This is the situation Eduardo Rodriguez finds himself in. The left-hander will get the nod for the Boston Red Sox as they host the Toronto Blue Jays for the third contest of a four-game set Wednesday.
Rodriguez's outing will be followed Thursday by Chris Sale's first start since the one-time automatic ace was roughed up for five runs for a third straight performance by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. That kicked off a stretch of three losses in four games for the Red Sox, who have split the first two games of the series with the Blue Jays.