A day after getting roughed up by the Giants, Boscan has been optioned back to Triple-A, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Boscan pitched three scoreless innings Tuesday before the wheels came off in the fourth, allowing seven earned runs to the Giants. The 26-year-old righty will head back to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for lefty Kyle Lobstein.
Boscan (1-1) was awful in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Giants, allowing seven runs on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts in just three innings. This is the opposite of what the Pirates had in mind when they called Boscan up from Triple-A Indianapolis to make a spot start. He's not likely to earn another look anytime soon after this disaster.
Boscan was called up Tuesday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Boscan will make his first major league start Tuesday against Johnny Cueto and the Giants. The 26-year-old went 5-5 with a 3.33 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with Triple-A Indianapolis this season. In a corresponding roster move, Curtis Partch was optioned to the minors.
Boscan is a candidate to make a spot start Tuesday against the Giants, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. With Juan Nicasio on the restricted list and unlikely to rejoin the team for a few days, the Pirates will likely need a spot starter for Tuesday's contest against the Giants. Boscan is reportedly in line to start that day at Triple-A Indianapolis according to Berry, so he'd be a logical choice to get the call-up given that he'd be going on regular rest. While no move will likely be made official until early in the week, Boscan will be a name to monitor over the next few days. Boscan has not started at the major league level this season, but in nine starts at Triple-A Indianapolis this season, he has a 2.92 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP.
Boscan is expected to be recalled for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports. Boscan will return to the Pirates after being sent down to Indianapolis over the weekend. The right-hander has made five appearances for the big league club on the season, allowing nine hits and four earned runs, while issuing five walks and striking out six, across 12.1 cumulative innings.