PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Georgia College Baseball alum Josh Taylor (2014) made his Triple-A debut with the Pawtucket Red Sox Sunday, Sept. 2.
Taylor came into the game at the start of the eighth inning to relieve starter Josh A. Smith. The Pawtucket Red Sox trailed Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3-2. Taylor pitched two scoreless innings, picking up three strikeouts to keep the game at 3-2.
The Red Sox organization acquired Taylor from Arizona’s Hi-A affiliate, Visalia Rawhide, in the Deven Marrero trade prior to the season. Taylor played for the Boston Red Sox’s Double-A affiliate Portland Sea Dogs until being called up.
Taylor pitched in 33 games for Portland, going 2-5 with a 3.79 ERA and eight saves. Taylor totaled 18 walks and 37 strikeouts with a 1.68 WHIP over 35.2 innings pitched.
The PawSox finished the season 66-73, placing them third in the International League North.
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