‘I feel this child might be equally as particular as me’: Crimson Sox legend Pedro Martinez praises Brayan Bello

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Bello has an ERA of three.56 in 22 outings up to now in 2023.

Pedro Martinez had excessive reward for younger Crimson Sox pitcher Brayan Bello on Friday. Jim Davis/Globe Workers
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Main League Baseball Corridor of Famer and Crimson Sox legend Pedro Martinez threw excessive reward onto Boston’s budding star pitcher Brayan Bello.

Martinez appeared on the printed of the Crimson Sox-Dodgers recreation Friday evening and in contrast Bello to himself. A 3-time Cy Younger winner and eight-time All Star, Martinez clearly sees a variety of potential in Bello.

“I feel he has no ceiling. I feel this child might be equally as particular as me,” Martinez stated. “However he nonetheless has work to do.”

Bello is early in his main league profession however has already confirmed himself as a starting-caliber pitcher. He’s 24 years outdated and has an ERA of three.56 in 22 appearances in 2023 – all as a starter. He’s solely allowed 50 earned runs in 126.1 innings pitched. Martinez had a profession ERA of two.93, however his age 24 season ERA was 3.70.

In his latest begin towards the New York Yankees, Bello pitched six assured innings, solely permitting one run. After the sport, he defined he feels comfy on the mound for Boston.

Martinez added that Bello’s well being and Boston’s potential to correctly keep him will play an important function in his profession trajectory.

“I simply hope that [the Red Sox] know and perceive precisely what to do with this child to maintain him wholesome,” Martinez stated. “Well being goes to be the principle subject for him.

“If we handle to information this child the precise method, you could possibly be one other Pedro Martinez with higher stuff and at a youthful age.”

It’s extremely troublesome to match the extent of success Martinez had as a serious league pitcher. However to be complimented in such a method by one of many all-time greats in Boston speaks volumes to what Bello has proven already.