03 Jul

crazy eights

While Mookie Betts was commanding all the attention with his record-tying eight-RBI performance on Sunday, Drew Pomeranz notched his eighth win with another in a string of strong outings. Former Ole Miss star Pomeranz went six innings in Boston’s 15-1 win at Toronto’s launching pad, the Rogers Centre, and yielded just five hits and the lone Blue Jays run. Pomeranz, who has had some hiccups this season, his second with Boston, has allowed just four earned runs in his last four starts and is now 8-4 with a 3.64 ERA for the first-place Red Sox. Oh yeah: Betts tied an MLB record and set a club mark with eight RBIs from the leadoff spot. The last Boston player to get seven as a leadoff man was Vicksburg native Ellis Burks, who did it in 1987, according to MLB Network. P.S. Kudos to McComb native Corey Dickerson and Ole Miss alum Zack Cozart on being selected to start in the All-Star Game. Mississippi has been represented in the Midsummer Classic three straight years now: Pomeranz made it last year while with San Diego, and ex-Southern Miss standout Brian Dozier was picked in 2015.

2 thoughts on “crazy eights

  1. Mike:
    Enjoy your posts on a daily basis. I have not been able to find where Corey Dickerson went to school or participated in any high school or junior high activities in McComb. I have checked with Parklane and McComb and there is no record of him being from there. I assume he grew up there and went to IMG Academy. Looks to me he should be from Bradendon, FL or wherever he participated in high school activities.

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