Found September 30, 2013 on Fenway Refugees:
Red Sox manager John Farrell decided to put his bullpen to the test, giving his relievers some work before the postseason stage. The Sox rotated through seven pitchers and while things started out promising, they took a quick turn for the worse, adding to the pre-existing concerns regarding the team's middle relief. The Sox fell to the Orioles in the final game of the regular season 7-6. Let's take a look at how each pitcher performed: Allen Webster: Got the start and didn't allow a hit in three innings of work. He walked three and struck out two. The Red Sox got out to a comfy 5-0 lead with him on the mound...or so they thought. This was Webster's first appearance since September 15 and it was his first scoreless outing this season. The 23-year-old definitely showed some improvement today and it's a shame he couldn't keep his no-hitter going. Felix Doubront: This was Doubront's first outing since September 22, when he was first skipped in t...
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