Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 4/22/13
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “That kid has a real good future ahead of him,” catcher David Ross said. Webster did not figure in a 5-4 loss to the Royals in the second game of last night’s doubleheader. He left with a 4-3 lead after six, having allowed five hits and three runs (two earned). He walked one, struck out five and spent the bulk of the night around the plate, throwing 57-of-84 pitches for strikes. “I felt comfortable from, well, not the first pitch,” the understated Webster said with an aww-shucks chuckle. “Once I got through that first inning, things started getting smooth for me.” Herald | Preview so promising Webster did look pretty good. He wasn't messing around, throwing a lot of strikes, being efficient. He'd obviously love to have those back-to-back home run balls back, but that's just a wake-up call that you can't take a pitch off in the big leagues (at least in the American League). The efficiency was the most exciting thing about him in my mind. 84 pitches in six innings? How many times have we complained about how Felix Doubront -- hey, even Jon Lester -- can't get out of five without going triple digits? I think the Dodgers trade would have been a success just for getting rid of Carl Crawford, even at the expense of Adrian Gonzalez. But the fact that it's looking more and more like we're going to get a real return in the deal is pretty exciting. On page 2, on the other end of the spectrum, we have Andrew Miller. In the second game of a day-night double-header, Miller allowed the game-winning run in the top of the 10th, when he walked Lorenzo Cain on four pitches while the bases were juiced, scoring Alex Gordon to make it 5-4."I didn't throw enough strikes," said Miller afterwards. "I waked those two guys. The singles, I'll take. If you're throwing the ball over the plate and getting, whether it's weak contact or singles, you can deal with that. But giving free passes is unacceptable. And I'm doing it way too much."  CSNNE | Miller struggles with control in adjustment stage Andrew, you've been a fun reclamation project, but I'm afraid your time with the Red Sox -- at least, those based in Massachusetts and not Rhode Island -- is coming to an end. Barring another injury, we have a handful of pitchers at one level or another on their way back to the club. John Lackey is on a rehab assignment. Franklin Morales, too. Craig Breslow is finally on his way back as well, although the prognosis on him seems generally more negative. And then there's Joel Hanrahan, who most likely isn't even hurt and is just on psychological leave. His return probably isn't far beyond the bounds of his DL stint. Alex Wilson and Steven Wright will surely be sent down, but after that Miller appears most likely. Even if you argue for Clayton Mortensen -- or an outside-the-box idea like trading Alfredo Aceves for prospects -- you're still looking at Miller being unlikely to stick with the club in place of anyone else. I find myself rooting for Miller despite his shortcomings, so I hope he finds his way through waivers to Pawtucket. CSNNE | Sox lose Game Two in extras, 5-4 | Red Sox drop Game One to Royals, 4-2 | Red Sox notes: Webster solid in MLB debut | Napoli finishes triple shy of the cycle | Miller struggles with control in adjustment stage | Globe | Webster lives and learns in first major league start | Sweeping change | Herald | Red Sox streak swept away | Dempster solid, but streak ends at 16 | Going to bat for victims | ESPNBoston | Allen Webster offers look at future | Rapid Reaction: Royals 5, Red Sox 4 | Middlebrooks bothered, but not worried | Ortiz says he's not quite there yet | $646,500 raised for The One Fund 
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