Friday, June 2, 2017

Could Sox Minor League P Callahan Help The Big Club?

(Photo By Kelly O'Connor)
There have been times this season when the Red Sox bullpen has been untouchable. And, there have been other times when—well, not so much. Injuries have kept two highly-touted arms—Carson Smith and Tyler Thornburg—on the sidelines all year. So, it begs the question: "Is there anyone in the minors who could help?" Enter one Jamie Callahan. The 22-year-old  righty has been routinely hitting in the upper 90s at both AA and AAA this year. Over 13 innings with the AA Portland Sea Dogs, Callahan went 4-1 with a 1.38 ERA. He logged twenty strikeouts and no walks over that span. Now, at AAA Pawtucket, his outings (with a couple of exceptions) show that he might just be able to contribute at the big-league level. Callahan told "I was just attacking the zone. That's what it comes down to. Just getting ahead early and putting people away." Amen! Stay tuned!