Friday, June 21, 2013

Allen Webster Gets Another Shot On Saturday

Gets A Saturday Start
Red Sox pitching prospect Allen Webster (acquired in The Great Punto Trade) will get another shot at starting in The Show on Saturday. You may recall that Webster has had a bit of a schizophrenic experience in the bigs—a good six-inning stint in April; a 1 1/2 inning stinker with eight earned runs in May. The kid is generally regarded to have a huge upside, so this third start might tell us a lot about his readiness. The 23-year old has done well since being sent back down to AAA (5-1, 2.98), but he will be facing the likes of Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez tomorrow. Pretty good test, we'd say.