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Boston Red Sox Pitcher Drew Pomeranz Hit Hard In Spring Debut

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Boston Red Sox Pitcher Drew Pomeranz Hit Hard In Spring Debut 

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz made his spring training debut this afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays. Saying he was knocked around would be an understatement going 2 innings, giving up 2 hits, 2 runs, and a home run to Melvin Upton Jr. that hasn’t landed yet.

Today’s outing by Pomeranz is every Red Sox fans worst nightmare. Last season he pitched 80 more innings than any other season in his career and it led to elbow problems. During the off season he got an injection in his elbow to help deal with the inflammation, which led to a delayed start this spring.

The number 1 report coming out from Jet Blue Park today was a lot of hard contact off Pomeranz from Blue Jay hitters.

Yes I know this is his 1st start and he has time to figure things out, but this is a huge concern for the Red Sox. To begin with, the starting pitching depth is horrible. The 1st guy you’re calling up is Kyle Kendrick, then Henry Owens.

When you see that Pomeranz’s fastball was topping out at 90 to his last few batters, you have to start thinking he’s not pitching this year. It’s usually a sign that there is no arm strength and could lead to Tommy John surgery. If I had to make a guess, he won’t be ready for opening day. With David Price beginning the season on the DL, here’s what I’m projecting what the rotation will look like the 1st time through:

  1. Rick Porcello
  2. Chris Sale
  3. Eduardo Rodríguez
  4. Steven Wright
  5. Kyle Kendrick

I just don’t see how you can trust Pomeranz when he had severe elbow problems during the off season. Mixing in this sever drop off in velocity, you can’t think that he’ll be effective what so ever this season. He’s going to need an extreme boost in arm strength to be able to get guys out and I just don’t see that happening.

The Red Sox need David Price back ASAP essentially, then have to hope that there are no major injuries to their starting rotation this season. Yes he did say he felt good after the game as he tries to build back up arm strength, but still. You can not trust anything that has to do with Drew Pomeranz because of the elbow injury.

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