Red Sox reliever Jenrry Mejia

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Red Sox Farm Report: Jenrry Mejia maintains strong stretch after rough mid-April appearance

Nick Friar
May 02, 2019 - 7:43 am

Jenrry Mejia’s ERA for Triple-A Pawtucket currently sits at 4.22. Not exactly ideal from a reliever who has been viewed a viable option for the Red Sox in this young season. He’s also blown two of his seven save opportunities (71.4 save percentage).

In looking further at his numbers, Mejia’s ERA is a bit misleading. The righty has made 10 appearances for the PawSox and only given up runs in two of those outings. On April 8, he gave up one run. The big flop came eight days later when he was rocked for four runs in 1/3 of an inning. He also gave up a season-high three hits and gave away his first two free passes of the season in that game (he has also hit one batter, but that was in a separate appearance).

Since then, Mejia has been called upon in relief four times. He has four K’s (one in each outing) in four scoreless frames. He’s only allowed three hits and, again, Mejia has not walked anyone.

Which brings things to his WHIP, which rests at 1.13. That’s largely a result of the fact Mejia rarely walks anyone. Red Sox relievers have had issues with walks in the past. As long as Mejia continues to keep the walks down (and maybe cuts down on hiccup outings a bit more) he’ll continue to be one of the Red Sox best bullpen options at the minor league level.