Red Sox Bullpen Gives up too Many Runs Sox Lose
On [Tuesday] night Pitching Starter Drew Pomeranz faced off against the Milwaukee Brewers. It turned into a poor outing by him as he gave up several Runs in the 1st Inning. He was all over the plate pitching. He couldn’t get into a good groove. His delivery was off as he gave up some walks. He just didn’t look good on the mound. I mean he gave up 5 Runs before the 4th Inning and that really hurt the Red Sox. Also the Red Sox left him out there while he was struggling. They didn’t want to go to relievers too early. Yet leaving him out there definitely affected him. You could tell that he lost his confidence. The 2 Run Homer to Eric Thames really shook him up in the 1st Inning. He just never recovered from it. As they went into the 6th Inning it was already [6-1].
There were some bright spots on the night as Mookie Betts Homered in the 1st, the 4th of the Season for him. The Red Sox scored several times in the 5th Inning making it a closer game [6-4]. The offense really tried to out Hit the Brewers. Betts was on base at every at bat and was just a Triple away from hitting for the Cycle. He had 4 Hits on the night. Dustin Pedroia and Andrew Benintendi also played well; they got RBI’s on the night.
Heath Hembree came into the game in the 6th. He didn’t look too good either as he gave up 3 Runs, giving the Brewers a [9-4] lead. Let’s step away from the stats for a second and just look at how he pitched. He was uneasy and unsure of the strike zone. His delivery was easily readable and he definitely didn’t have the confidence in his pitches to go a whole Inning. Robby Scott had to come in and relieve him.
The Red Sox tried to do something in the 7th scoring 3 times making it a [11-7] ballgame. Yet it was for naught as that score would be the final. In all the pitching will have to improve in the coming days. They just can’t lose like this when the bats are hot.