Friday, June 1, 2018

Pomeranz Better, But Nowhere Near Good Enough, Sox Fall To 'Stros, 4-2

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If this was the final chance for Drew Pomeranz to stay in the rotation—he probably got more of a stay of execution instead. The lefty pitched better than his previous three starts—meaning he actually got beyond the fourth inning—but still coughed up four runs in just five innings of work in the eventual 4-2 loss. At best, it was a gentleman's "C"; at worst, he flunked out and Steven Wright moves into his spot. The knuckleballer, by the way, pitched three scoreless innings of relief last night. After trailing 2-0, Boston tied it up with a third-inning rally on doubles by Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Xander Bogaerts. But that was all the offense the Red Sox could muster against the World Series Champs—tapping out just six hits. Hopefully, Mookie Betts will return tonight to offer some punch.