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Pomeranz Struggles on the Mound as the Red Sox make a Comeback

Red Sox make a comeback

It was a weird day at Fenway yesterday [Sunday].  Nothing was as it seems, especially for [Pitcher] Drew Pomeranz.  The left hander gave up three runs in the firsts inning, right out of the gate, after facing seven batters.  He walked the first batter that he faced and he didn’t throw a strike till the third batter. Pomeranz was struggling to throw strikes, and ended up giving up a high fly ball to the left field wall, which was catch able.  Yet it dropped in giving the Rays an early lead.

Pomeranz picked himself up and dialed in the strike zone, he struck out three to end the 1st inning.  He would later go on to strike out 10 hitters in just 4 1/3rd innings.  He gave up two home runs which gave him a total of 5 Earned Runs.  It was strange to say the least.  Seeing a Pitcher struggle like that, yet being able to be dialed into the strike zone, and get strike outs was weird.  I mean it’s not like he played bad but it’s not like he played that good either.

The Sox needed to get some runs and in the 4th inning they got them.  With [3rd Baseman] Pablo Sandoval, who crushed a high fastball into the Monster Seats for a two run homer.  He now has three for the year.  It’s nice to see him swing the bat like that again after last year.  With that home run the game was now tied up [4-4].  Yet it wouldn’t stay tied as Pomeranz would give up the go ahead home run in the top of the 5th inning.  Forcing the Sox to put in [Pitcher] Joe Kelly into the game, to quiet the Tampa Bay Rays.

The game remained [5-4] Tampa, till [Catcher] Christian Vazquez hit a dribbler on a line for a two run double.  The Red Sox would later score making it a [7-5] ball game.  [Closer] Craig Kimbrel came into the game looking for a save.  And you know what, he pitched lights out.  Nabbing the save with three strike outs in a row.  Now he has a 21 Save Win Streak at Fenway Park, going back to the 2012 Season.  Which is second on the all time list.  As I said before it was a weird day at Fenway.

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