While the Red Sox starting pitcher has had a rough season and is still trending downward, Miami's starter Tom Kohler is having a career year. Additionally, Kohler is riding a bit of a hot streak as he has only given up 4 runs over his last 3 starts. If the Red Sox want to see their streak hit 4 games tonight, Farrell is going to need to have an all hands on deck approach before the first pitch is even thrown. With an off day tomorrow and the Yankees coming to town this weekend, this is definitely not a game that should be used to get Porcello going.
Of course if Farrell tries to let Porcello figure things out on the mound today, a good day by the Red Sox offense may be futile.