NESN analyst Steve Lyons has high praise for Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy.
In Wednesday’s edition of “Red Sox GameDay Live,” Lyons praised the 32-year-old’s ability to be a leader in the clubhouse despite only taking the field every fifth day.
“He’s one of the few pitchers on anyone’s team that can literally be a team leader,” Lyons said. “That doesn’t happen very often.”
Peavy was traded to Boston from the Chicago White Sox in late July last season and aided the Red Sox’s playoff push by posting a 4-1 record in 10 regular-season starts.
Peavy takes the mound for the second time in 2014 on Wednesday afternoon after allowing just two runs in six innings Friday in his season debut against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Check out the video above to see Lyons’ take on the Red Sox starter.