Pitcher showed Sunday he may have lost dominance
Oh, he can still pitch. That is not the issue, and never will be the issue as long as Pedro Martinez is healthy enough to throw a baseball.
No, the issue is whether Martinez can still dominate. And even though the answer evolved into "yes" in his season-opening loss to the Orioles — "yes" on a cold, windy night when Martinez needed 47 pitches to get through the first two innings — the issue will remain sensitive until the Red Sox decide whether to award him a contract extension.