Felix Doubront leaves game with injury
|05.20.14 at 8:53 pm ET|
Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront was shelled for five runs on five hits and three walks in just four-plus innings of work, but that’s not why he left the game after permitting back-to-back doubles to open the top of the fifth inning. Right after pitching coach Juan Nieves went to the mound to consult with the pitcher, he summoned trainer Rick Jaymeson and manager John Farrell to examine the left-hander. After a brief conference on the mound, Doubront was pulled from the game due to injury.
The left-hander’s final inning featured an 87-88 mph fastball, down from the 87-90 mph he was flashing throughout the game. Entering the day, he’d averaged about 92 mph for the year on his fastball. Based on the data available at the indispensable BrooksBaseball.net, Doubront hadn’t averaged under 91 mph in any of his prior starts this year.
The Red Sox described the cause of Doubront’s departure as “left shoulder fatigue.” The left-hander has a 5.12 ERA for the season.
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