Groome Throws Two Scoreless Innings in Gulf Coast League Debut
Jason Groome received an early birthday present on Monday, Aug. 22.
The Barnegat lefthander, who was selected 12th by the Boston Red Sox during June’s Major League Baseball amateur draft and now on the roster of its Gulf Coast League affiliate, pitched his first professional innings during a 6-3 victory over the Gulf Coast League Rays.
Groome started the contest and fired two scoreless innings. He allowed a hit – a double to left field off the bat of Jonathon Arrowood in the top of the second inning – and struck out three of the seven Rays he faced.
Groome was replaced by Hildemaro Requena, who gave up two runs in the top of the third, but later earned the victory after the Red Sox scored three times in the bottom of the fourth and never relinquished the lead from there.
On the Gulf Coast League Red Sox roster, Groome is listed as 6-foot-6, 200 pounds. He turned 18 on Tuesday, Aug. 23. —D.B.