Josh Taylor is making the most of his second chance with the Boston Red Sox.
The pitcher was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket in June, but was sent back to the minors after giving up six runs in five innings with a 10.80 ERA through five games.
But Boston’s pitchers have struggled and Taylor got a second chance at a first impression in the same month when he was called back up to the Red Sox.
The left-hander revealed he felt as if he was proving himself, and he’s done just that for Boston, continuing that trend Sunday afternoon.
Taylor struck out a career-high five batters in the Red Sox’s 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. The outing also marked his fourth consecutive scoreless appearance. The southpaw has not allowed a hit since Aug. 6 against the Kansas City Royals, according to the team.
In 26 appearances since being recalled June 14, Taylor is sporting a 1.98 ERA with 38 strikeouts with opponents batting just .177 against him.
So if you’re looking for something positive about the Red Sox, look no further than Taylor.