Made 4 appearances for the Red Sox in September but pitched most of the 2008 season
for Triple-A Pawtucket...Was 6-10 with a 4.08 ERA (63 ER/139.0 IP) in 25 starts for the PawSox...
Finished 4th in the Red Sox minor league system and 5th in the International League with 128
strikeouts and 5th with a 1.18 WHIP (41 BB, 123 H/139.0 IP)...Lost a minor-league career-high 10
games while his 6 wins represented his lowest total since 2002 with Single-A Tri-City.
IN THE MAJORS: Made all 4 of his 2008 appearances with Boston in relief...Tossed 3.0 perfect
frames on September 13 vs. Toronto, his first big league outing since September 8, 2007 at Baltimore
and the 6th of his career...Earned his 2nd career win on September 28 vs. the Yankees (G2),
the final game of the regular season...Tossed a scoreless 10th and picked up the victory as Jonathan
Van Every hit a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the bottom of that frame.
IN THE MINORS: Tied for 4th in the IL with 2 complete games...Went the distance in a 7-1 win at
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on May 18 (G1), allowing one run on 6 hits and 2 walks while fanning 5
over 7.0 innings...Duplicated the feat on July 18, topping Toledo 6-1 in Pawtucket, giving up one
run on 2 hits with 8 K's and no walks over 7.0 frames...Pitched 25.0 consecutive shutout innings
from June 13-July 4, a span that included 3 scoreless starts, 2 of which led to Pitcher of the Week
honors for the period ending June 29...Had 82 K's in 80.0 innings over his last 13 regular season
starts, going 4-2 with a 2.70 ERA (24 ER/80.0 IP) in that time...Went 6.0 hitless innings in Pawtucket's
only playoff win vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on September 4 at McCoy Stadium.
SUMMARY: Went 10-7 with a 3.61 ERA in 25 games (23 starts) for Triple-A Pawtucket, leading the
team in wins, innings (139.2) and strikeouts (131)...Also posted an 0-1 record and 4.70 ERA in 3
games (one start) over 3 stints with Boston (May 3-11; May 19; September 4-end of season)...Won
3 straight and 9 of his final 10 decisions with Pawtucket...Played for Aguilas of the Dominican
Winter League, going 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA (2 ER/6.2 IP) in 5 relief appearances.
WITH PAWTUCKET: Ranked 2nd in the International League in strikeouts and finished 8th in
ERA...Was named IL Player of the Week for June 18-24 after going 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA (3 ER/14.0
IP) and 13 strikeouts in 2 starts...In his June 23 start at Louisville, took a perfect game into the
8th inning, retiring the first 21 batters he faced...Went 9-2 with a 3.31 ERA (37 ER/100.2 IP) in his
final 18 games (16 starts) beginning June 1...Struck out 10 or more in a start 3 times, including a
season-high 11 K's on August 19 vs. Syracuse.
WITH BOSTON: Was first recalled on May 3 and made one relief appearance on May 8 at Toronto
(1 ER/0.2 IP) before being optioned back on May 11...Was recalled again on May 19 and started the
night game of a doubleheader vs. Atlanta, taking the loss after allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits
in 4.0 innings...Was optioned back after the game...Joined the Red Sox again after the conclusion of
the minor league season and pitched 3.0 scoreless innings on September 8 at Baltimore, matching the
longest relief appearance of the season by a Red Sox...Was his lone appearance after his final recall.