It took five starts, but Red Sox rookie pitcher Allen Webster finally earned his first major league win as Boston downed the Padres 8-2.
Webster, one of the players acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in last year’s blockbuster deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to LA said, “It’s a huge relief, just a big pressure off my shoulders to finally have number one out of the way."
In five career starts Webster is now 1-2 with a 7.88 ERA.
Webster planned on celebrating the win by giving the game ball to his dad who was among the fans on hand at a sold out Fenway Park.
It was not an entirely smooth outing as Webster allowed at least one runner to reach base in five of his six innings. The 23-year-old right-hander did strike out four, but he also had some control issues with four walks and a hit batter.
It helped that Webster had some runs to work with yesterday as the Red Sox scored eight times. "They helped out ...