Workman pitched a scoreless seventh inning in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Yankees. Workman has not allowed a run over his last 12 appearances, spanning 14.1 innings. Red Sox manager John Farrell has a slew of arms he's deployed in the seventh and eighth innings, but Workman's been the most consistent of the lot. With both Joe Kelly (5 R, 7 H, 2.1 IP) and Matt Barnes (3 R, 7 H, 4 IP) wobbly of late, Workman will get more high-leverage opportunities than he has previously received.
Workman fired a scoreless 1.1 innings in Saturday's 10-5 win over the Yankees. It doesn't get much more low-leverage than Saturday's appearance -- Boston was leading, 10-3, with two outs in the seventh inning when Workman entered to retire Aaron Judge -- but the right-hander has authored a string of effective performances, both high- and low-leverage, since late July. Workman extended his scoreless streak to nine games (10.1 innings), striking out nine without walking a batter during that stretch. It's taken a couple of full seasons for Workman to recover from Tommy John elbow surgery, but that recovery is starting to bear fruit over the final months of the 2017 season.
Workman worked around two hits to record a scoreless 1.1 innings to finish off Monday's 6-2 win over Cleveland. Workman has quietly worked his way into a trusted bullpen role since his callup a couple of weeks ago. He's allowed two runs and struck out 11 over 12 innings in nine appearances. Boston added reliever Addison Reed on Monday to be the primary eighth-inning bridge, but Workman's encouraging performance since being called up has thrown him into the late-inning mix.
Workman will rejoin the Red Sox as the 26th man for Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Workman has made two appearances with the Red Sox this season, allowing two earned runs off eight hits over the course of 5.1 innings. He's been able to get hitters out on a consistent basis while pitching at Triple-A Pawtucket, and could get his number called upon during the doubleheader, especially if one of Boston's starters is forced to exit early.
Workman was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday. With Brian Johnson coming up for the start against Detroit on Friday, Workman was sent back down to Triple-A in order to create a spot for the southpaw. Workman saw action in Thursday's series finale versus the Yankees, giving up two earned runs on three hits while striking out two in 2.1 innings of work.
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