Will Joe Kelly’s Return Also Be Answer To Red Sox’s Eighth-Inning Woes?

Most of the talk surrounding the Red Sox’s recent roster moves has been about Yoan Moncada, but Joe Kelly also is looking to help Boston out in September.

Kelly has struggled in the big leagues this season, but his numbers in his last 13 appearances with Triple-A Pawtucket have been eye-popping. He has posted a 0.56 ERA, while allowing just two walks and 11 hits with 25 strikeouts. If he comes anywhere close to replicating those numbers with the Sox, he could be just what the doctor ordered for Boston’s eighth-inning woes.

Hear what NESN’s Dave O’Brien and Steve Lyons said about Kelly’s return in the video from “Red Sox Gameday Live” above.

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