Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pom And 'Mitchy Four-Bags' Power Red Sox To 6-1 Win

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Drew Pomeranz has to be the leader in the clubhouse for the coveted "Most Unlikely Injured Left-Hander To Shine In 2017" award on the Red Sox staff. Last night, The Guy We Almost Sent Back To The Padres got his 13th win of the year—going 5.1 innings and giving up just two hits and no earned runs in the eventual 6-1 victory. His ERA is now a stellar 3.18. Boston got on the board in the fifth against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, as Mitch Moreland clubbed his 15th HR of the year (called, by the way, by fill-in color guy Jonny Gomes). Boston added runs in the eighth and ninth innings—led by a two-out, two-run HR by Eduardo Nunez in the final frame. The win guarantees at least a split with the Tribe—the likely ALDS opponent in a few more weeks. With Chris Sale starting on Thursday, a series win is also a real possibility.