Saturday, April 28, 2018

Poor Pomeranz Start Spoils Xander Bogaerts' Return, Sox Fall To Rays, 4-3

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It looks like Drew Pomeranz needs a little more "seasoning" in AAA—like maybe an entire marinade. For the second straight start after returning from injury, the lefty delivered a stinker. Pomeranz went just five innings—giving up four runs on six hits (three of them HRs). His ERA is now 7.27. Boston needs to send Pomeranz to Pawtucket or to Dr. James Andrews—maybe both. In the game, Xander Bogaerts returned from his ankle fracture to resume his hot hitting—going 3-4 to raise his average to .405. J.D. Martinez went 2-4 and knocked in two, while Mookie Betts collected two hits and an RBI. It wasn't enough, though, to overcome crappy starting pitching and the Rays outlasted Boston, 4-3. The Yankees, of course, won again, and slithered to just three games back of the Red Sox.