What’s on Tap: Previewing Wednesday evening’s action

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We have tons of afternoon baseball to keep you occupied in the waning hours of your work day. Seven games remain for the evening.

Lefty Drew Pomeranz will make his Red Sox debut against the Giants at Fenway Park in a 7:10 PM EDT start. The Sox acquired Pomeranz from the Padres last week for minor league pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza. Baseball America recently rated Espinoza the fourth-best prospect in Boston’s minor league system, so it’s a good get for the Padres.

Pomeranz has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season, leaving San Diego with a 2.47 ERA and a 115/41 K/BB ratio in 102 innings. He earned his first career All-Star nomination as a reuslt. While it’s true he pitched half his games in the pitcher-friendly Petco Park, Pomeranz actually pitched better on the road.

  • Home: 47 2/3 innings, 2.64 ERA, 54 strikeouts, 17 walks, 1.112 WHIP
  • Away: 54 1/3 innings, 2.32 ERA, 61 strikeouts, 24 walks, 1.012 WHIP

Moving to Fenway Park may not be as much of a damper on his numbers as some would think. He’ll get his first shot tonight against the first-place Giants.

The rest of Wednesday evening’s action…

Baltimore Orioles (Yovani Gallardo) @ New York Yankees (Michael Pineda), 7:05 PM EDT

Los Angeles Dodgers (Bud Norris) @ Washington Nationals (Gio Gonzalez), 7:05 PM EDT

Miami Marlins (Wei-Yin Chen) @ Philadelphia Phillies (Jeremy Hellickson), 7:05 PM EDT

Milwaukee Brewers (Chase Anderson) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (Jeff Locke), 7:05 PM EDT

San Diego Padres (Paul Clemens) @ St. Louis Cardinals (Jaime Garcia), 8:15 PM EDT [Game Two]

Texas Rangers (Martin Perez) @ Los Angeles Angels (Hector Santiago), 10:05 PM EDT