By ERIC VICCARO
The Boston Red Sox called up former Bowie High School standout Brandon Workman for Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays didn’t make things easy for Workman, who had spent his previous three starts in the minor leagues for the Pawtucket (R.I.) PawSox.
Workman allowed five runs (only two earned), four walks and four hits in five innings of work as the Blue Jays topped the Red Sox 6-1 at Fenway Park. Brandon struck out only two in his 99-pitch performance.
After the game, Boston Herald reporter Michael Silverman interviewed Workman.
“I couldn’t get ahead of anybody, I put the first two guys on,” Workman said, “they both ended up scoring, so yeah it was definitely a matter all game of fighting command.”
Workman surrendered two runs in the opening inning, and he yielded three more in the fifth as the Blue Jays took a commanding lead. All three runs Workman gave up in the fifth were unearned, and he committed one of two Boston errors during the frame.
Workman’s best inning was the fourth when he retired Toronto’s batters in order. Read the weekend edition of The Bowie News for more.
Boston Red Sox and former Bowie High School pitcher Brandon Workman. (Photo courtesy Boston Red Sox media relations)