By ERIC VICCARO
For the fourth time this season, the Boston Red Sox called up former Bowie High School standout Brandon Workman.
Workman provided the Red Sox with a mixed performance, pitching the final two innings as Boston suffered an 8-6 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday at Fenway Park.
It marked Workman’s sixth major league appearance of the season.
Workman allowed one earned run and two hits while striking out three and walking none. Interestingly, 22 of the 26 pitches he threw were strikes.
In the ninth inning, with the Red Sox trailing by one run, Justin Smoak slugged his second home run of the game to give the Blue Jays an insurance run.
Workman threw low and away, but the strong left-handed Smoak smacked the ball to the opposite field and it barely landed over the venerable Green Monster. Read more in the July 22 Bowie News.
Brandon Workman was called up by the Red Sox on July 15, and he’s appeared in four games since that date. (Courtesy photo from Boston Red Sox media relations)