Baseball Glove

August 23, 1982

Red Sox manager Ralph Houk was less-than pleased with the performance of his starting rotation, which led to a hurler named Brian Denman making his big-league debut at Oakland. Denman allowed two runs on six hits in five-plus innings, helping the Red Sox to 4-2 victory.

“Our starting pitching’s killing us,” Houk said, quoted in the Boston Globe. It would’ve been tough to argue otherwise. The Red Sox starters were 21-31, with a 5.13 ERA, since May 21.

Alas, Denman’s big-league tenure was short. He finished the 1982 season at 3-4, with a 4.78 ERA. And he never made another big-league start.

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