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There aren't many spot starts that fans get as excited for as they did when Allen Webster was called upon to take the mound against the Twins Wednesday night. Webster went from the young gun slinger to another Pawtucket hand me down in less than 24 hours against Minnesota. Webster was chased after pitching just 1 2/3 innings and being charged with 8 earned runs last night. Certainly not the performance any fans or especially the Red Sox were hoping for. Had he had a decent start Webster may still be on the 40 man roster and getting ready for his next go at it against the Blue Jays. Webster gave up 3 doubles, 2 home runs and walked 3 against a Minnesota team whose bats have come alive in this series. Here's Webster post game comments;
The team did all they could to help me out,” “I just went back out there, and if I had put up a zero (in the second inning), we probably would have won the game. I didn’t.”
“I had to make a pitch here or there with every one of my pitches, and every time I’d miss it, I paid basically,” Webster said. “Take it as a lesson learned and try to move on and do better the next time.

Good to see the 23yr old stepping up and taking that loss on the chin. The Red Sox hope he will build from this and come back stronger the next time his number is called upon and really bring it. We all know he's got good stuff, he showed us in his last start and clearly has been showing it down in the minors. Now he'll have some time to re-group and re-assess last night's start down in Pawtucket and come back, hopefully, and be the stud young gunner the Sox thought he would be when they got him in the trade with the Dodgers last year. Now the Red Sox have to figure out what they want to do with that starter spot. Doubront didn't look great last night but in his defense he's not a long reliever and is not use to that role. What do you think the Sox should or shouldn't do?

Sean Riley 5/09/2013 12:12:00 PM Edit
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