Doubront Impresses In Near No-No Over Marlins

June 14, 2012 12:00 AM
Doubront Impresses In Near No-No Over Marlins
" BOSTON (CBS) – After getting roughed up by the Washington Nationals last week, Felix Doubront just wanted to get some confidence back when he took the mound for the Red Sox Wednesday night in Miami.

He did that and then some, going seven innings for the first time in his career, and tying his career-high with nine strikeouts in Boston’s 10-2 win.

Doubront retired 16 in a row at one point, holding the Marlins hitless into the sixth inning. When it was all said and done, Doubront allowed just three hits and two runs to Miami.

“That was my first seven innings, I was waiting for that,” Doubront said after improving to 7-3 on the season. “I was really focused when I was pitching.”

“I saw that when he was coming out of the bullpen,” catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia said when asked about the young lefty’s potential. “With the stuff’s he’s got is the best, it’s the best in the league. He’s up there with CC (Sabathia) and Jonny (Lester) and all those guys, as far as lefthanded pitchers go. I think he just needs to stay healthy, that’s the biggest thing for him "

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