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Turnaround starts with pitching

With Red Sox rotation rounding into form, all may not be lost in Boston

Updated: May 21, 2012, 3:51 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

PHILADELPHIA -- It was true when Harry Hooper was hitting leadoff home runs like an early 20th-century version of Mike Aviles, and it remains true today.

Nothing makes a team look better than when it gets good starting pitching, night after night.

Maybe it took David Ortiz raising his voice in a team meeting -- manager Bobby Valentine offhandedly had hinted at the time that the hitters called out the pitchers, then just as quickly tried to dismiss that any such thing happened.

Maybe ...

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