Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch: Monster performances headline
Monster performances headline this week’s Red Sox Prospect Watch
The Boston Red Sox continued two trends this week. First of all, they’ve continued to win games and turn their season around. That’s great to see. The other is that they’ve got some sort of a contribution from a prospect.
That’s a good thing. But there’s an annoying aspect to it. We don’t know how long they’ll be sticking around for. There’s a chance that by the time you’re reading this they’re already back in the minors (probably not though due to a bunch of injuries in Boston).
So this week’s Red Sox Prospect Watch does feature a little bit of Major League news.
On Sunday, Kutter Crawford got another chance in the Majors. He’s shown in the past that he has some filthy stuff that can play well at the highest level. However, he’s also had some problems getting hit around.
That wasn’t a problem for him this time out though. The right-handed pitcher made his first start of the year, and it was a good one. Crawford tossed five scoreless innings. He did walk four batters, but only allowed one hit and racked up seven strikeouts. While he didn’t get the win, he did help the Red Sox on their way to a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
We could be seeing more help in the pitching staff soon enough too, with a few standouts in Triple-A and Boston suffering some injuries.
That’s not the main focus on this week’s Prospect Watch though. The Boston system featured quite a few massive performances over the last few days, and they get a chance to steal all the headlines.