It looks as though pitcher Drew Pomeranz will be making the start for the A’s on Wednesday against the Houston Astros, if Susan Slusser’s statement in her latest article is correct.
The A’s have yet to name a starting pitcher for Wednesday at Houston, but it appears likely Drew Pomeranz will be called up from Triple-A Sacramento to start that game.
- Susan Slusser
With Pomeranz starting, and Samardzija and Hammel going today and Tuesday, it looks as though the A’s will be set up to have Jon Lester, Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir and Jeff Samardzija, or the “Four Horsemen” as I like to call them, going against the Los Angeles Angels in what looks to be a pivotal four-game series in Anaheim that kicks off on Thursday.
Pomeranz split time between the River Cats and A’s this year and has more than succeeded in both.
With the A’s, Pomeranz had a decent amount of starts (eight) and relief appearances (nine) and pitched to the tune of a 2.91 ERA and a WHIP of 1.24 while striking out 48 in 55 2/3 innings. In eight starts with Sacramento, Pomeranz went 3-1 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.34 WHIP and K’d 54 in 46 1/3 innings.
In Pomeranz’ most recent start with Sacramento, he gave up six runs in 5 2/3 against the Memphis Redbirds, AAA affiliate for the St. Louis Cardinals.
This season, Pomeranz has made one appearance in relief against Houston pitching two innings of shutout baseball with 2 punch-outs.