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What to Expect From Bowden

Michael Bowden will make his major league debut for the Red Sox tonight. He pitched well in Portland earlier in the season going 9-3 with a 2.33 ERA. When he was moved up to Pawtucket he continued to pitch well but his ERA went up to 3.38 in 7 games. He is a fly ball pitcher that can get in trouble with the long ball. Sox Prospects says he has good command, he only has given up 5 walks in his last 40 innings. He is a tough kid with a Pedroia like outlook and should not get rattled by the situation. Look for him to keep the Sox in the game, but he is going to need the offense to put up more than three runs to get the win.