It’s here, folks. Don’t blink because you may miss the rest of the season.
The final game before the All-Star Break has arrived and the Boston Red Sox (58-38) look to finish the first portion of the season a high note. They’ve split the first two games with the Oakland Athletics (55-39), taking the first 4-2 and losing the second 3-0. No matter what, the Sox will head into the break with the best record in the American League and on top of the AL East by no less than 2.5 games.
Rookie Brandon Workman gets his first Major League start today. The big right-hander pitched two innings of relief in Seattle, allowing three runs on four hits with four strikeouts. Workman’s first outing came with the Sox leading 9-1 at that point in the game, so there surely were some nerves – as there will be today – and he knew he had nothing to lose. It was more of a “get the first one out of the way” scenario for Workman. Last year, he was the Red Sox Minor League Pi...