Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bullpen And Squanders Spoil Solid Pomeranz Start, 4-2

Bad Omen At Fenway (AP Photo)
If the "bullpen" (specifically Joe Kelly and Clay Buchholz) had done its job—namely holding the Tigers to two runs—Boston might have had a chance to pull out last night's 4-2 loss. But, it came down to timely hitting on the part of Detroit and multiple squandered scoring opportunities on the part of Boston that really spelled the difference. Drew Pomeranz had his signature curveball working and delivered six decent innings—yielding just two earned runs on only four hits. But, his one big mistake came to old friend Jose Iglesias—who roped a two-run HR to put the Tigers ahead to stay. This was a particularly stinging loss since the Orioles won again in extra innings. The Carmine Hose are now closer to third place than first.