Tuesday's Red Sox-Rays matchups: Drew Pomeranz vs. Jake Odorizzi

August 30, 2016 - 4:57 am
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In Tuesday's middle game of a three-game series with the Rays, Red Sox lefty Drew Pomeranz will get the start opposite Tampa Bay right-hander Jake Odorizzi for the second time in six days. Pomeranz sits at 10-10 with a 2.95 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 25 starts with both the Padres and Red Sox. The 2016 National League All-Star has not given up more than two runs in each of his last five starts, but still picked up the loss in his last appearance, a 2-1 loss to the Rays on Thursday. The 27-year-old gave up two runs on seven hits through six innings while striking out a career-high 11 batters. "A lot of strikeouts. Sometimes I like that, sometimes I don't," Pomeranz said. "I could have took a few quick outs in places to get a couple more innings out there." Pomeranz has faced the Rays three times in his six-year career. He is 1-1 with a 1.54 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. Odorizzi, 26, comes into Tuesday's game with a 9-5 record to go along with a 3.53 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. He is 6-0 with seven quality starts in his last eight outings, his most recent one coming in a 2-1 win over the Red Sox on Thursday. Odorizzi got the better of Pomeranz, holding Boston to one run on five hits in seven innings while striking out four and walking three. In his five year career, Odorizzi has totaled a 3-3 record and 4.01 ERA in 11 starts vs. the Red Sox. Rays vs. Pomeranz (LHP) Matt Duffy (12 plate appearances): .333 AVG/.385 OBP/.417 SLG, 1 double, 1 walk, 1 strikeout Logan Forsythe (11): .182/.250/.182, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts Brad Miller (8): .375/.375/.750, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 1 strikeout Logan Morrison (6): .167/.167/.167, 2 strikeouts Evan Longoria is 1-for-4 with 1 double, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Kevin Kiermaier is 0-for-4 with 3 strikeouts. Mikie Mahtook is 1-for-3 with 1 double, 1 RBI and 1 strikeout. Steven Souza Jr. is 1-for-3 with 2 strikeouts. Corey Dickerson is 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts. Red Sox vs. Odorizzi (RHP) Dustin Pedroia (22 plate appearances): .364 AVG/.364 OBP/.591 SLG, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 2 strikeouts David Ortiz (22): .182/.250/.364, 1 double, 1 home run, 3 RBIs, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts Xander Bogaerts (20): .350/.464/.600, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 3 RBIs, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts Mookie Betts (17): .294/.381/.353, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts Brock Holt (15): .267/.250/.667, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run, 4 RBIs, 5 strikeouts Jackie Bradley Jr. (13): .154/.154/.154, 3 strikeouts Chris Young (11): .273/.333/.636, 1 double, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts Travis Shaw (10): .400/.400/.600, 2 doubles, 2 strikeouts Hanley Ramirez (7): .286/.375/.429, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 1 walk