Friday, May 26, 2017

Pomeranz Shines In Red Sox Fourth Straight Win, 6-2

(AP Photo)
Drew Pomeranz finally got through six innings. The injury-prone lefty was excellent at chilly, rain-soaked Fenway last night in Boston's 6-2 win—it's fourth straight. Pomeranz struck out 11 Rangers, while giving up just two runs on four hits. The bullpen fired three scoreless innings in relief. The night saw first-of-the-season homeruns by Xander Bogaerts and Deven Marrero—as well as multiple-hit performances by Mitch Moreland and Christian Vazquez. Andrew Benintendi contributed a two-out RBI—raising his total to 26 runs knocked in. The win moved The Carmine Hose to within three games of the idle Evil Ones—and just a half-game out of second place in the AL East. The barrage of offense in the last several games has also boosted the team's run differential to +22 (222-200)—which is good enough for fourth-best in the American League. Only the Astros (+57), Pinstriped Posers (+56), and (amazingly) the Rays (+23) have better differentials.