As usual per tradition, the Boston Red Sox were scheduled to play today at 11:05, but as usual with Patriots Day in New England, it rained, and the game ended up starting at 12:05. Before the game, the Red Sox made some moves sending down Bobby Dalbec to AAA, and they Designated Jake Faria for assignment which opened up two roster spots for the Red Sox. They recalled Jarren Duran from Worcester and Brayan Bello, who was set to make his season debut on Monday.
Brayan Bello’s Day
Brayan Belllo made a rehab start for the Worchester Red Sox last Tuesday as he took on the Columbus Clippers, who are the AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians. Bello pitched well, going six innings, allowing one run on four hits; he struck out four and didn’t walk anyone. The Red Sox recalled Bello before Monday’s game, and he made his first start of the year for the Red Sox. Bello would go 2.2 innings due to an over an-hour rain delay, and he struggled to locate some of his pitches, leading to a three-run home run by Hunter Renfroe in the first innings. Bello did settle down but a few times struggled to locate the plate. His changeup looked nice, and he hung his sinker just a bit up a few times. His final numbers in the 2.2 innings; he would give up eight hits and five runs while walking one and striking out five. Bello did throw a nice 97 mph fastball to record his first strikeout. Bello will be okay, today was tough with the cold weather and the rain, but he did settle in in the third before the rain hit after he recorded two outs.