Taylor pitched a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and two walks while striking out two in Saturday's 10-4 loss to the Angels.
As the opener, Taylor did not factor into the decision despite the rocky start to the game. The southpaw lowered his ERA to 3.07 while his WHIP rose to 1.24 after the appearance. He has a 53:15 K:BB in 41 innings this season.
Taylor will serve as the opener Saturday against the Angels, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
The Red Sox are going with a bullpen game and Taylor will be the first to get the ball, likely going an inning or two before exiting. The southpaw owns a 3.15 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 51:13 K:BB across 40 innings this season.
Taylor (1-1) struck one in a scoreless 10th inning and picked up the win over Kansas City on Thursday.
This was the continuation of a game that was delayed for two hours before being suspended Aug. 7. It was suspended three pitches into the 10th inning on that day, and it took all of 12 minutes to finish when Brock Holt delivered a walkoff single. Taylor has made 10 consecutive scoreless appearances, giving up two hits and one walk while striking out 13 over 10.2 innings.
Taylor was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Friday's game against the Orioles.
Taylor didn't fare well in his last outing with the Red Sox, allowing four runs on six hits over one inning of work, but he'll get another shot in the bullpen after Heath Hembree was sent to the 10-day injured list Friday with a right elbow strain.
Taylor was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Taylor made five appearances in his time with the Red Sox, giving up six runs on 12 hits in five innings of work. Bobby Poyner will take his place in the bullpen.
Taylor was called up for the first time by the Red Sox on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old lefty owns a 2.91 ERA in 21.2 innings for Triple-A Pawtucket this season, striking out 32.2 percent of opposing batters while walking 10.0 percent. Travis Lakins was optioned in a corresponding move.
The Red Sox optioned Taylor to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Taylor, a southpaw reliever, made just one appearance for Pawtucket in 2018, instead spending most of the campaign at Double-A Portland. He could get his first taste of the big leagues at some point this season if the Red Sox require another left-handed option out of the bullpen.
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