12 Apr

ups and downs

The headline in the Boston Globe reads: “Finally, something the Red Sox can feel good about.” Finally? Well, former Ole Miss standout Drew Pomeranz had something to do with that. A sterling start by Pomeranz helped the Red Sox, hounded by injuries and illness of late, beat Baltimore 8-1 on Tuesday at Fenway Park. Pomeranz, who started the season on the disabled list, threw six innings, allowing just four hits and the one run and recording six strikeouts. It was the first win at Fenway for the left-hander who was acquired from San Diego last July. “I was letting it fly out there a little bit. I was trying to be aggressive,” Pomeranz told The Associated Press. Mississippi State alum Mitch Moreland contributed a double to the cause as the Red Sox improved to 4-3. … They are not feeling so good about things in the St. Louis clubhouse these days. The Cardinals (2-6) lost at Washington 8-3 on Tuesday, and ex-UM star Lance Lynn had something to do with that. Lynn worked five innings and allowed six runs (four earned) on four walks and five hits, three of them home runs. “When you see that (Nationals) lineup you know that they’re capable of that. I made three mistakes and it cost me three home runs,” he told the AP. Lynn, who missed 2016 after Tommy John surgery, is 0-1 with a 5.23 ERA in two starts this year. P.S. Johan Camargo became the latest Mississippi Braves alumnus — No. 119 by one count — to make the big leagues on Tuesday. He struck out in his lone at-bat for Atlanta.

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