RECAP: Even when he doesn’t suck, Drew Pomeranz still sucks; #RedSox lose to A’s again by a score of 8-3.

That title may be confusing, but, if you look at his final line for the game, Pomeranz only allowed one earned run over four innings and he actually struck out six. The problem here is how many pitches Pomeranz needed to get through 4 innings, or 19 batters. Yes, it took him 97 pitches I believe to get through 4 innings, or get 12 outs. That averages out to 24.3 pitches per inning, or 8.1 pitches per out. In the month of May, Pomeranz’s WHIP sits at 1.78, which is much higher than it should be. After being told by John Farrell his day was over after the fourth, Pomeranz and Farrell exchanged some words, and it got uncomfortable fast.

Look familiar?

Wade Miley and John Farrell had a heated exchange Thursday.

That’s from 2015, but still. It wouldn’t shock me if Farrell downplays this incident, probably just say Pomeranz is competitive, and he likes that. Truth is, Pomeranz might have to move to the bullpen, because he clearly can’t handle being a starter in this rotation. Speaking of the bullpen, how about Ben Taylor! Surprisingly, the Red Sox had a lead in this game, and in the fifth, Ben Taylor came on to protect it. Unfortunately, he did just the opposite. Taylor gave up three earned runs, all of which came on two home runs. Noe Ramirez came in to relieve Taylor, and he too did a poor job. Ramirez allowed two runs on three hits in three innings of work. Pitching wise, this game puts the Red Sox in a bad position. Outside of Sale, Porcello, Rodriguez, Scott, and Kimbrel, there’s no one you can really rely upon in key situations.

Offensively, I don’t have much to say. Hanley Ramirez hit his sixth home run of the season in the second. Josh Rutledge and Dustin Pedroia both drove in runs on separate occasions on Saturday. The Red Sox also managed to leave nine runners on base, after leaving 20 on base Friday. Andrew Benintendi probably should have been rewarded with his sixth home run of the season, but the umpires overruled it in the ninth, saying the ball went foul even though it didn’t. Overall, just a really frustrating game. I don’t have any screen caps but man, just watching Pomeranz pisses me off. Guy has zero confidence, looks like he doesn’t even want to be there. Looks like the type of guy who would tell you that it wasn’t his choice to play for the Red Sox. He belongs in the National League. 

This team isn’t winning 94 games.

Author: bloggingtheredsox

Red Sox fan

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