"We call him the ninja," said Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz. "He throws two pitches and it always seems like the hitter is looking for the other one. He's been unbelievable. It's been crazy to watch all season how he can go out there and throw one inning and nine pitches on average and be three up, three down. I think we had a little [joke] going, wondering why he wasn't in the starting rotation. He could probably throw a complete game in 65 pitches."
There's no one the Red Sox would rather have pitching the ninth inning.
"That's fun," said David Ortiz. "Especially when you don't have to face him. When he's on your side, this guy threw 11 strikes in a row last night? That's insane."
Game 3 of the ALDS is on Monday at 6 p.m. ET on TBS.