We’ll get another look at the future tonight, as 21 year old Michael Bowden makes his major league debut.
From our press release today, announcing his call-up:
At the age of 21 years, 356 days, Bowden will be the youngest Red Sox pitcher to debut and start since Abe Alvarez was 21 years, 279 days on June 22, 2004. Bowden is 0-3, 3.38 in 7 games/6 starts at Pawtucket. He had a no decision in his last start on August 23 at Rochester, allowing 6 hits and 3 runs in 6.1 innings.
The righthander started the season at Double-A Portland, going 9-4, 2.33 in 19 starts to earn a spot on the Eastern League All-Star Team. Bowden is in his 4th pro season after being selected by Boston as a sandwich pick between the 1st and 2nd rounds in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.
Here we go! Good luck, Michael!
…oh, and he’ll be wearing # 64.