Thursday, May 31, 2018

Drew Pomeranz May Be Walking The 'Rotation Tightrope' Tonight In Houston

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Tonight in Houston could be the final chance for Drew Pomeranz to show that he can replicate his 2017 turnaround in 2018. Last year, after a couple of poor months, Pomeranz morphed into one of the best pitchers in baseball from months three through six. This year, over his last three starts, he has gone no further than four innings and given up 3, 4 and 5 earned runs during that span. Overall, he is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA on the year. He's given up 24 earned runs in just 32 total innings. A World Series contending team cannot sustain that kind of rotation performance for very much longer. Unfortunately for Pomeranz, he has to face an actual World Series champion tonight in the form of the Houston Astros—who are back home after suffering back-to-back humiliating losses to The Evil Ones. They are not in a good mood. If Pomeranz can somehow tame this crew, he will get another chance to stay in the rotation. If not, it could be either the DL, AAA or possibly a trade/release. Stay tuned.