Boston Red Sox Prospect Kyle Hart Limited Damage In 4 To 3 Loss To The Indianapolis Indians At McCoy Stadium Friday Night
Red Sox pitching prospect Kyle Hart got the ball for the Pawtucket Red Sox on Friday night as they opened up their three game series with the Indianapolis Indians. On a night that the Paw Sox inducted Roger Clemens into their team hall of fame, the Paw Sox went on to lose the game by a score of 4 to 3.
The Paw Sox were unable to get much offense on Friday night, but they were able to get a three run home run off of the bat of Sam Travis in the third inning to right field to give them a 3 to 2 lead at the time. ”He has been swinging the bat really good, particularly when he goes that way. Got a pitch that he can drive and put a good swing on it” said Paw Sox manager Billy McMillon after the game.
In the sixth and the seventh inning, the Paw Sox gave up a run in each inning to give the Indians a 4 to 3 lead. In the ninth inning, Bryce Brentz was up with a chance to win the game with a runner on first base, but he struck out swinging to end the game.
Kyle Hart Was Able To Limit Damage
Kyle Hart made his fifth appearance of the season with the Paw Sox on Friday night. In 6 innings of work, he gave up 11 base hits. Which made his start impressive was that he only gave up 4 runs, only 3 were earned. This was all on 85 pitches (53 for strikes).
“He has an idea what he’s doing up there. I think in the small sample we’ve seen, he’s tried to go out of his comfort zone. He had some runners on base, but he was able to limit some damage” said Billy McMillon after the game.
He went 6 innings, he did come out to face one batter in the seventh, which was planned according to Billy McMillon. He did allow the runner to reach and he did end up scoring to give the Indians the lead. Unfortunately for Hart, that gave him the loss on the night.
While Hart gave up 11 base hits, he was able to limit the damage on the night which was very impressive by the 6 foot, 5 inch tall left handed pitcher. Hart is quickly turning into a must watch prospect as he continues to develop.