Rays’ Kluber shuts down Red Sox bats in righty Bello’s debut
Corey Kluber Six scoreless innings worked and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Red Sox 7-1 in the major league debut of Boston’s top pitching prospect, Brian Bello, on Wednesday night.
With the ball speeding up to 97 mph, 23-year-old Bello (0-1) played four ups and downs, conceding four runs on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts
The right-handed batsman ends his 79-pitch outing after dismissing two batsmen Josh LoweOutright double of.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said, “I grabbed him and said, ‘Hey, man, you’re a big leaguer. “He had a big smile. He really thought he’d have a fifth
but I thought that was enough, 80-some pitches, first major league start, it was a lot of hard work. We’ll see what we do next, but Glad that he was able to get out there and enjoy it.
Obviously he is disappointed with the results, but in the end he is a big league player and we are proud of him.
Randy Arozrena There was a two-out, two-run double in the third against Belo, and kevin kirmeyer There was another run-scorer double that made it 4-0
Arozrena added a single homer in the ninth round. Tyler Danish, Kluber (4-5) allowed three hits without a walk and five strikes.
“I liked it,” Kluber said. “I have some good games behind me on defence. I thought (catcher Francisco Mejia) did a great job of calling a good game, keeping them off balance.
And there were some situations when I needed to, I was able to execute some pitches.” Yandy Diaz doubles and scores with a first out for Rez Wonder Francois single.
Tampa Bay extended their lead to 6-1 in the sixth match Hirokazu Sawamura Lowe’s run-scoring double and base-loaded walk by . Feather ji-man choi,
“Clubber set the tone for us,” said Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash. “Lots of strikes, a seasoned pitcher who knows how to attack. I think he ended up with over 70% of strike throws.