Taylor's positive outing bright spot in embarrassing loss
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The Red Sox got embarrassed last night when Steven Wright's knuckleball clearly wasn't working as he allowed six runs in the first and then two more in the second before being pulled after 1.1 innings of work.
Wright was replaced by Ben Taylor, who has been a pleasant surprise for the Red Sox out of the bullpen so far this season.
Taylor's fastball, that ranges anywhere from 92-94 mph, has proved to be a go-to pitch for the 24 year old righty. He went 3.2 innings last night allowing just one run on three hits, walking one and striking out three. This outing definitely saved the Red Sox bullpen after such a short outing by Wright and
the lost off day today due to a make up game with the Pirates.