Brandon Workman, a former Bowie High School standout, returned to Triple-A last week and won his start for the Pawtucket PawSox on Friday against Syracuse at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I.
The PawSox are the Triple-A affiliate for the Boston Red Sox.
Workman scatted threw 6-2/3 innings, scattering just three hits while allowing one earned run. Brandon struck out six and walked one.
One of the three hits Workman surrendered was a home run. Still, he managed to lower his minor-league earned-run average to 4.11.
Workman threw 68 strikes in 108 pitches. John Ely recorded a hold and Dalier Hinojosa the save to help Workman earn the win.
Workman has pushed up his innings total to 134-1/3 for the year. It marks the third straight year Brandon has worked more than 130 innings in a season.
In the minors, Workman has worked 61-1/3 innings, giving up 28 earned runs and 61 hits.
He’s struck out 55 and walked 17. He’s allowed 10 home runs overall at the Triple-A level.
Workman may continue pitching for the PawSox since they have qualified for the postseason in the International League (IL) and will face Syracuse today and Thursday.
It’s unclear if the Red Sox will bring up Workman once the IL playoffs are over.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman. (Photo courtesy Boston Red Sox media relations)