Hopefully, the 12 days that Drew Pomeranz had off is what hurt him yesterday. Pitching in San Diego is very different than pitching in Boston. The fans are actually into the game. There’s more pressure in Boston, and well really the game actually matters. Oh, and last night he pitched against arguably the best team in baseball in The San Francisco Giants. Personally, I think the Sox should have waited till tonight to give Pomeranz his first start, pitching against The Twins is much different than pitching against San Francisco. Pitching him tonight would have eased him more into Boston, and pitching in Fenway Park.
If Pomeranz is going to succeed in Boston, he’s going to have to develop another pitch. The one thing I noticed last night is mostly all of Pomeranz pitches come into right handed batters, which with the wall in left field is a recipe for disaster. A changeup could be Pomeranz best friend if he learns how to throw one, a pitcher with his skills should be able to develop one. The one thing that Red Sox fans should be concerned about is the last batter Pomeranz faced last night. It was a bunt play, and Pomeranz didn’t get off the mound too quick, honestly it looked like he was just trying to get off the field at that point.
All and all I think Pomeranz will be fine in Boston, if he’s not he will see how brutal Boston can be if you can’t perform.