Drew Pomeranz

Friday's Red Sox-Rays matchups: Drew Pomeranz vs. Chris Archer

September 23, 2016 - 8:21 am
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The Red Sox open a three-game series with the Rays on Friday night by sending Drew Pomeranz to the hill to face right-hander Chris Archer. Pomeranz is 10-12 with a 3.40 ERA and a 1.205 WHIP in 29 starts. Since being traded to the Sox in July from the Padres, he is 2-5 with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.444 WHIP in 12 starts. The lefty's last two starts have been disappointing. Over just 5 2/3 innings he gave up a whopping nine runs, 11 hits and four walks with six strikeouts. In his last start against the Yankees on Sunday, he lasted just 3 2/3 innings, surrendering four runs, seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts. However, the Red Sox rallied for a 5-4 Sox win. "This team's amazing," Pomeranz said. "It seems like we're never out of reach. It's fun to watch." Against the Rays, Pomeranz is 1-1 with an 2.45 ERA with a 1.145 WHIP in four games (three starts). In August, Pomeranz had back-to-back starts against the Rays. On Aug. 25 he threw six innings, allowing two runs, seven hits and one walk with 11 strikeouts in a 2-1 Rays win. Then on Aug. 30 he threw 6 2/3 innings, giving up three runs, five hits and two walks while recording eight strikeouts in a 4-3 Sox loss. Archer is 8-18 with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.235 WHIP in 31 starts. On Friday, Archer pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs, seven hits (two home runs) and one walk with four strikeouts in a 5-4 loss to the Orioles. http://m.mlb.com/video/v1169000883/tbbal-forsythe-begins-a-463-double-pl... In 15 career starts against the Red Sox, Archer is 1-10 with a 5.56 ERA and a 1.674 WHIP. The 27-year-old right-hander has seen the Sox four times this year, going 0-4 with a 6.65 ERA and a 1.754. On Aug. 23, Archer went five innings, allowing two runs (one earned), five hits and two walks with six strikeouts in a 2-1 loss to the Sox. Red Sox vs. Archer (RHP) David Ortiz (41 plate appearances): .378 AVG./.439 OBP/.730 SLG, 4 doubles, 3 home runs, 17 RBIS, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts Dustin Pedroia (39): .250/.359/.281, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 6 walks, 6 strikeouts Mookie Betts (27): .250/.444/.600, 1 double, 2 home runs, 6 RBIs, 7 walks, 2 strikeouts Xander Bogaerts (23): .333/.391/.381, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts Jackie Bradley Jr. (23): .200/.261/.300, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts Brock Holt (23): .217/.217/.261, 1 double, 1 RBI, 5 strikeouts Hanley Ramirez (14): .364/.500/.364, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts Travis Shaw (11): .333/.455/.778, 1 double, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts Christian Vazquez (10): .100/.100/.100, 5 strikeouts Ryan Hanigan is 2-for-6 with 2 strikeouts. Chris Young is 1-for-5 with 2 RBIs and 1 strikeout. Aaron Hill is 1-for-4 with 1 RBI. Sandy Leon is 0-for-3 with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. Marco Hernandez is 0-for-3 with 1 strikeouts. Andrew Benintendi is 2-for-2. Deven Marrero is 0-for-2. Rays vs. Pomeranz (LHP) Logan Forsythe (15 plate appearances): .143 AVG/.200 OBP/.143 SLG, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts Brad Miller (11): .455/.455/.727, 1 home run, 3 RBIs, 1 strikeout Evan Longoria is 1-for-7 with 1 double, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Kevin Kiermaier is 1-for-7 with 1 double and 3 strikeouts. Corey Dickerson is 0-for-6 with 4 strikeouts. Luke Maile is 2-for-5 with 1 home run, 2 RBIs and 3 strikeouts. Mikie Mahtook is 1-for-3 with 1 double. 1 RBI and 1 strikeout. Alexei Ramirez is 0-for-2 with 1 walk. Bobby Wilson is 0-for-0 with 1 walk.