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Red Sox still treading water

Season-long trend of 'one step forward, two steps back' continues

Updated: August 3, 2012, 8:34 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- A roll call, please, of all the starting pitchers who have had scoreless outings of six innings or more against the Boston Red Sox this season.

Well, there was the Cy Young Award winner, Justin Verlander, on Opening Day in Detroit. A former Cy Young Award winner, Felix Hernandez. A two-time All-Star with the second-lowest ERA in the National League this season, Ryan Dempster. A guy with a proven track record and four-star nickname, "Big Game" James Shields.

Even ...

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