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Six-Man Rotation: Breaking It Down

Beckett the only starter not skipped in our plan

A look at how the Red Sox could utilize a six-man rotation next season, using the 2007 schedule (as projected in April; we did not account for the five games that were postponed nor the four doubleheaders the Sox played ) as a guide.

Josh Beckett's starts are bolded because each of his starts signifies the start of a new rotation cycle. In addition, the pitcher(s) who is/are skipped are listed at the end of each cycle. Apr. 2: Josh Beckett Apr. 3: OFF-DAY Apr. 4: Daisuke Matsuzaka Apr. 5: Jon Lester Apr. 6: Clay Buchholz Apr. 7: Curt Schilling (Tim Wakefield skipped) Apr. 8: Beckett Apr. 9: OFF-DAY Apr. 10: Wakefield Apr. 1...

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