Friday, September 16, 2016

The Un-Sung Lefty Hero Of Last Night's Big Walk-Off Win

Scott In Spring Training (Getty Images)
'Who?' That was the question tossed around quite a bit last night when John Farrell summoned left-handed reliever Robby Scott into last night's miracle win over The Evil Ones. The 27-year old minor-league journeyman hurled three shutout innings in a game where the Red Sox offense seemed lifeless in the midst of a 5-1 deficit. It was a move—one could argue—allowing John Farrell to preserve the rest of the bullpen for the balance of the series. Of course, as it turned out, Scott's three-inning "bridge" (the 6th, 7th and 8th) was crucial to the eventual walk-off outcome. So, who is this guy? Well, Scott was a Florida State Seminole who signed with the Red Sox as a free agent in 2011. The 6'3", 220-pounder toiled for parts of six seasons in the minors—from rookie and independent ball right up through AAA. At Pawtucket this year, he appeared in 32 games—posting a 4-3 record and a stellar 2.54 ERA. To this point, he's got a 0.00 ERA in the majors. Welcome to The Show, Mr. Scott!