William Cuevas kept rolling this week with another two solid starts, totaling three earned runs allowed over 10.2 innings of work (2.53 ERA), walking four and striking out eight. He may have benefited from some good luck, as he allowed 14 hits in those innings, but managed to limit the damage. For the season Cuevas has a 2.98 ERA in 54 innings, allowing 47 hits, walking 23 and striking out 38.
Kyle Martin is making a case that he should be getting a look at the major league level. For the week, Martin pitched 3.1 innings over two outings, allowing just one hit and striking out four batters. For the season, his ERA is 3.08 over 26.1 innings, allowing 25 hits and just three walks while striking out 34 batters. He has notched two saves on the season.
Pat Light is another bullpen option after his major league debut this April. Light pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless ball this week, allowing three hits, walking one batter without a strikeout. Over 19.1 Pawtucket innings, Light has allowed 13 hits and 11 walks while striking out 21 with a 2.79 ERA, collecting three saves.
Henry Owens is testing the Red Sox patience with him. He continues to struggle with his control this season walking 30 batters in 44.1 minor league innings, striking out 42. He has also hit six batters. In the majors he has walked 13 in 12.1 innings. You don’t want to trade a guy whose value is low, but perhaps the team might be willing to part with him in a trade since the potential is definitely there, it’s just a matter of harnessing it.
Next: Double-A Portland