Shaw worked two perfect innings Wednesday while striking out three to record his third save of the season in a 6-5 win over the Angels.
Cody Allen and Andrew Miller had both pitched the night before, so manager Terry Francona elected to let Shaw finish the job after he squelched a potential Angels rally in the eighth inning, leaving the tying run stranded at first base. The righty's now thrown 50 pitches over the last two games, so expect him to get a few days off before he's summoned from the bullpen again. Yesterday 7:44 am (EST)
- Shaw pitched the eighth inning Wednesday, allowing a hit and striking out one Tiger en route to his 22nd hold of the season.
- Shaw, who is having one of his worst seasons in years, has been plagued by a major-drop off in the effectiveness of his slider, SB Nation reports.
- Manager Terry Francona said the acquisition of Joe Smith will allow the skipper to take away some outings from Shaw in hopes of keeping the latter fresh, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. All Bryan Shaw (R) News
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