Twelve days ago the #1 prospect for the Boston Red Sox made his season debut. It wasn't pretty
Jay Groome recorded just six outs, gave up seven hits, walked three, surrendered one long home run and allowed nine runs to score. His ERA sits at 60.75. Groome was pulled in the second inning with a sore lat. He was placed on the seven day disabled list three days later. Nine days later we are still waiting on Groome to make his next start.
Could Monday be the night? The Greenville Drive host Greensboro and have yet to name a starter. It would be exactly two weeks from his first start.
I reached out to the Greenville Drive yesterday and they expressed that Groome was still dealing with a sore lat and no timetable has been set for his return.
As for his debut, the numbers do look awful but he looked much better than his numbers suggest. The ball explodes out of his hand and three of the hits he gave up were infield hits where he got the best of the hitter.
These bad breaks may have caused him to get frustrated leading to some wildness and leaving the ball up in the zone. Below is a video of his first pitch of the night up close. You can see why the Red Sox are high on him.