Those who second-guessed the trade that brought Jake Peavy to Boston were silenced Saturday night. In his Red Sox debut, Peavy pitched into the eighth inning, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out seven. He threw just 99 pitches in the effort, which earned him the winning decision in the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Arizona.
Red Sox manager John Farrell was impressed with the outing put forth by the newest member of the Sox starting rotation.
“He was efficient, and as advertised,” said Farrell. “Strong competitor, made a couple of big pitches when he needed to. “