Red Sox manager Alex Cora said after Saturday's game that Drew Pomeranz will make his next scheduled start against the Astros.
Advice: There was some uncertainty about his outlook after he was battered again Saturday, leaving him with a 6.75 ERA and 1.88 WHIP, but Cora said the club and Pomeranz will just have to continue looking for fixes on the fly. Even if the Red Sox have to roll with him, fantasy owners don't, and should have jumped ship by now. He can't be used in any format until he gets back on track, and the results show it.
Drew Pomeranz was knocked around in Saturday's loss to the Braves, giving up five runs on six hits on only 3 1/3 innings of work.
Advice: Pomeranz walked three and struck out threeon the afternoon. He served up a two-run homer to Dansby Swanson in the second inning, then the Braves added on in the third and fourth before chasing him. He now owns a miserable 6.75 ERA and 1.88 WHIP on the season. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Red Sox bump him from the rotation, or place him on the disabled list, after this latest disaster.
Drew Pomeranz will have his next scheduled start pushed back to Saturday against the Braves.
Advice: The struggling left-hander had been scheduled to pitch on Thursday against the Rays in Tampa Bay, but the Red Sox will utilize an off-day to give Pomeranz a few extra days of rest. He owns a disappointing 5.97 ERA and 1.78 WHIP across 28 2/3 innings on the season.
Drew Pomeranz was hit hard in Friday's loss to the Orioles, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits over his four innings of work.
Advice: Pomeranz also issued three walks on the night while striking out two. The bulk of the damage against him came during a four-run uprising in the fourth inning which included two-run singles by Adam Jones and Manny Machado. Pomeranz sports a troublesome 5.97 ERA and 1.78 WHIP over 28 2/3 innings through his first six starts. He'll try to right the ship on Thursday against the Rays in Tampa Bay.