Red Sox – Hernandez Up Brewer Down
Prior to Sunday, May 26th's game against the Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox recalled left-handed pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez from Double-A Portland. To make room for Hernandez on the 25-man roster, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Colten Brewer to Triple-A Pawtucket following last night’s game.
Hernandez, 22, made his major league debut on April 23rd in the second game of a doubleheader against the Tigers, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings with one walk, four strikeouts, and four hits allowed. The left-hander has also pitched in seven games (six starts) for Portland, holding opponents to a .202 batting average with 12.78 strikeouts per 9.0 innings while going 1-3 with a 4.65 ERA (16 ER/31.0 IP). Ranked by Baseball America as the Red Sox’ No. 3 prospect and top pitching prospect, Hernandez last pitched Tuesday at Trenton and threw 4.2 innings of relief.
Brewer, 26, made the Red Sox’ Opening Day roster and has appeared in 20 games for Boston this season, posting a 5.32 ERA (13 ER/22.0 IP) with 21 strikeouts, 11 walks, and only one home run allowed. He has held left-handed hitters to a .200 batting average (7-for-35) and one extra-base hit, a solo home run. Brewer has a 3.38 ERA (5 ER/13.1 IP) in his last 10 outings, most recently throwing 2.1 scoreless innings last night against the Astros. Originally selected by Pittsburgh in the 2011 June Draft, he was acquired by Boston from San Diego in November 2018.
The Red Sox and Astros will play the final game of the 3 game series in Houston on Sunday, May 26th. Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to pitch for Boston. He will face Justin Verlander. The pregame starts at 1:10 and 1st pitch at 2:10. Hear the game on AM 1370 WDEA in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle.