Boston Red Sox’s James Paxton (35) is finally showing signs of a resurgence.

Paxton pitched six innings of one-run, four-hit ball, striking out eight and walking one in a no-decision against the Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, on Wednesday (Aug. 13).

With a 59-34 record and 3.57 ERA in 143 career major league games (786⅔ innings), Paxton was expected to develop into a major league left-handed ace. He even struck out 208 batters in 2018. However, injuries have hampered him, and he has appeared in just six games in the last three years.메이저사이트

[Photo] James Paxton of the Boston Red Sox. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)

Paxton, who signed a one-year, $10 million ($6 million + $4 million) guaranteed contract with Boston last season, did not play a single game due to injury. As a result, Boston did not exercise his two-year, $26 million team option and Paxton exercised his $4 million player option.

Paxton, who didn’t have high expectations, has pitched well since returning to the big leagues on May 13 against St. Louis. He is 2-1 with a 3.09 ERA in six games (32 innings) this season.

Paxton threw 98 pitches on the day. He threw a four-seam (35 pitches), knuckleball (33 pitches), cutter (21 pitches), and changeup (9 pitches). He touched 97.8 miles per hour (157.4 km/h) on his fastball and averaged 95.9 miles per hour (154.3 km/h) on his offspeed pitches.

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