Will Pat Light Be Called Up To Buttress Red Sox Bullpen?
Fire-Balling Pat Light
Despite yesterday's thrilling extra-inning win, your Carmine Hose still have some serious problems to address. There's the mediocre starting rotation, the rash of recent injures resulting in a thin bench, and the see-saw bullpen performances. This last issue might find a solution within the organization. Don't look now, but Boston's 2012 first-round draft pick Pat Light (#37 overall) has been on fire in AAA. The Pawtucket reliever (whose pick was compensation for the loss of Jonathan Papelbon) has delivered nine consecutive scoreless outings over his last 10 innings. While Light thinks his best pitch is the splitter, his fastball has been clocked at 102 MPH. Stay tuned!