In the midst of yesterday's 4-1 loss, there was a ray of sunshine—the first Red Sox performance of reliever Carson Smith. The 26-year-old right-hander (acquired from Seattle in the Wade Miley deal) pitched a stellar seventh inning—giving up no runs or hits and striking out one. He will become the 7th inning cog in the back of the bullpen machine—along with Koji Uehara (8th) and Craig Kimbrel (9th). Said Smith about his return, "They were patient, they walked me into it, so I had plenty of preparation for this coming into it, I felt like I should have been sharp. If I wasn't going to be sharp I probably shouldn't have been out there so I was confident of my ability today."