Drew Pomeranz will rise to the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon when they finish a three-game series against Joe Biagini and the Blue Jays. Boston won the first two.
Pomeranz has been a symbol of stability in Boston this year, having allowed more than two races in just three of its 15 starts. The left-hander has had three solid starts in a row, allowing three clean runs in his last 17.2 innings.
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In his last outing to the Twins, he sat for an hour and 16 minutes for a rain delay, otherwise he would have thrown deeper into the game. Despite that, he blew Minnesota for five innings with seven strikeouts.
This could be the last opening of Biagini in the rotation of the Blue Jays, before a possible return to the bullpen. Aaron Sánchez is scheduled to pitch Sunday at Toronto’s Triple A subsidiary Buffalo Bison, and hopes to return from the disabled list for his next round.
After a promising debut as a starter in May, Biagini has been inconsistent with a 4.93 ERA in 10 starts. As a reliever, the right has 3.38 EFEC with a .585 opponent OPS in 14 games. In his last outing, Biagini allowed three runs in 5.1 stretches of work against the Orioles, giving an unusual amount of four tickets.