Drew Pomeranz Pitches Well In Wednesdays Win At White Sox
Drew Pomeranz started his 10th game of the season this evening against the Chicago White Sox. Coming into Wednesday night, Pomeranz has not been a trustworthy starter. On the season, he was 4-3 with a 4.70 ERA in 44 innings. However, in his last start on May 25th, he had by far his best game in a Red Sox uniform against the Texas Rangers. In that start, he went 6 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 home run, and struck out 11. The Red Sox won that game 6-2.
On Wednesday, he went 7 innings against the White Sox while only giving up 1 run on 7 hits and earned the win as the Red Sox won 4-1. This was by far his best in a Red Sox uniform for Drew Pomeranz. The most notable improvement for Pomeranz has been the pace he is working and his ability to mix in his cutter.
Pomeranz has had a cutter for a long time, but it wasn’t until his last two start that Drew Pomeranz was throwing it with more frequency. For Drew Pomeranz to be able to throw his cutter effectively will be huge for his success. Most of this season, Pomeranz has been a two pitch pitcher with only a fastball and a curve ball. In his last two starts, he has been using his cutter more then he has all season.
Pomeranz said that “the start before this one gave me a lot of confidence. I worked all week on just repeating what I did and tried to bring it into this start. I actually feel better this time than the last one.”
Pomeranz Going Forward
Pomeranz will have his next start next Tuesday in the Bronx against the Yankees. This will be a big test for Pomeranz, especially since Yankee stadium is a great hitters park. If Drew Pomeranz is able to pitch well against the Yankees and get the win, it will prove that the Red Sox starting rotation is that great. Maybe Drew Pomeranz will prove that he was worth if for the Red Sox to trade Anderson Espinoza for him.