Struggling Drew Pomeranz May Lose Spot In Red Sox Rotation

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Pomeranz exiting last night's game in the fifth inning. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Red Sox lead the majors at 80-and-34, but Drew Pomeranz struggled again last night in Toronto.

"It's a little bit frustrating, kind of like this whole year," Pomeranz said. "I feel like something's just been holding me back a little bit."

Four-and-two-thirds frames, season-high five walks. Just 44 of 84 pitches were strikes. Half were curveballs, so can't be much confidence in the fastball. The Blue Jays only swung and missed three times!

Last year's 17-game winner has allowed eight runs over 14-and-a-third innings in three starts since coming off the disabled list. Pomeranz has permitted 14 hits, including three homers, and walked 11.

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Sox skipper Alex Cora wouldn't commit to another start.

"We got the rotation all the way to Sunday, and then we'll make decisions," Cora said. "I mean, we got Monday off, Thursday off. We'll talk about it during the week and we'll go from there."

It'd be easy to skip Pomeranz in the rotation. Tonight: Brian Johnson. Tomorrow: Rick Porcello. Friday: Nathan Eovaldi. Saturday's a double-header, with David Price getting one of those games. Sunday: Chris Sale's back. And Eduardo Rodriguez should return soon. 

Pomeranz is 1-5 with a 6.31 ERA in 11 starts.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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