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  • 06 May
    NEW YORK -- Boston manager John Farrell says he isnt troubled by having three left-handed pitchers in his starting rotation.All-Star Drew Pomeranz, acquired from San Diego on Thursday night, joins fellow lefties David Price and Eduardo Rodriguez in a rotation that includes righties Rick Porcello and Steven Wright.Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high Green Monster in left field, usually is kinder to right-handed pitchers.Its not a concern because theyre the best available pitchers that we have, Farrell said Friday. Sometimes the wall gives and it takes away, as well.Pomeranz is to make his Boston debut Wednesday against San Francisco in Fenway Park. The 27-year-old was 8-7 with a 2.47 ERA in 17 starts for San Diego this season and pitched a scoreless inning in Tuesday nights All-Star Game.This is a starter that we felt we needed to complement the guys that were here, improve our starting rotation, Farrell said. Its been interesting to see how Drew has evolved from last year to this year, just with his pitch mix and usage overall.Boston has added four players this month, also acquiring infielder Aaron Hill from Milwaukee, right-hander Brad Ziegler from Arizona and utilityman Michael Martinez from Cleveland.Pomeranz is to report during or after Saturdays game and throw a bullpen session Sunday. He has thrown curveballs on 38 percent of his pitches this year, up from 31 percent in 2015 and 27 percent in 2014, according to Brooks Baseball. He has thrown his new cutter on 11 percent of pitches this season.Originally signed by Cleveland in 2010 as the fifth overall pick in the amateur draft, Pomeranz was traded to Colorado in August 2011, to Oakland in December 2013 and to San Diego last December.This is a guy thats been traded four times, Farrell said, explaining his view of the history of left-handers. There is a long list that have come into their own late in their 20s, and Drew may very well be one of those type of guys.Farrell said reliever Junichi Tazawa, on the disabled list with right shoulder impingment, threw a 25-pitch bullpen Friday, has another session scheduled for Sunday and likely will be activated when he becomes eligible Tuesday.On another topic, David Ortiz laughed at the notion his comments this week that Boston should sign Edwin Encarnacion to replace him next season could be construed as improper.Tampering? I dont write no paycheck, Ortiz said. I can say whatever I want. Im not a GM or a team owner. If I say tomorrow that I want to play with LeBron James, am I tampering, too? Nike Vapormax For Sale Cheap . Vettel was 0.168 seconds faster than Red Bull teammate Mark Webber around the Suzuka circuit. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was two tenths of a second off Vettel. "The car balance is decent, but I think we can still improve," Vettel said. Cheap Vapormax China . 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. http://www.cheapvapormaxwholesale.com/ . Now, with Game 6 set for Fenway Park and an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch, the Detroit Tigers face the unenviable task of having to beat the Boston Red Sox twice, on the road, to advance to the World Series. Cheap Vapormax For Sale . Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night. Vapormax Cheap Online . - Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie never doubted he would bring back coach Dennis Allen for a third year despite back-to-back 4-12 records. CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Cam Jackson rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns, Dominique Allen threw for a score and The Citadel beat East Tennessee State 45-10 on Saturday to set a program record for consecutive wins in a single season.Jackson capped the Bulldogs opening drive with a 1-yard TD run, and scored on a 38-yard run in the second quarter. The Citadel (8-0, 6-0 Southern) outgained the Buccaneers 427-87 on the ground and had a 504-253 advantage overall.The Bulldogs best start to a season had been 1992 and their longest winning streak was seven in 1988.Reggie Williaams scored on an 11-yard run and Jordan Black scored on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter after running 49 yards to the ETSU 2 on the previous play.dddddddddddd Jonathan Dorogy capped the scoring with a 3-yard run.Allen connected with Jorian Jordan on a 5-yard TD pass in the first quarter and had 77 passing yards.Austin Henrik passed for 166 yards and hit Haddon Hill on a 3-yarder for ETSU (3-5, 1-5). JJ Jerman kicked a 22-yard field goal. ' ' '