The Major League Baseball All-Star game is tonight, and former Ole Miss star Drew Pomeranz made an appearance in the 4th inning.
Drew Pomeranz was one of the best pitchers to come through Ole Miss, and now he is playing in the All-Star game.
Pomeranz was named to the All-Star game after Mets starter Noah Syndergaard sustained an arm injury. Pomeranz joined his teammate Wil Myers in the All-Star game, which was hosted in San Diego.
Pomeranz is the center of a lot of trade talk lately. Earlier today it was reported that the Texas Rangers were looking at trading for Pomeranz to help bolster their starting rotation. This trade would put Drew right into the race for the World Series, as the Rangers are currently 1st in their division.
The big lefty was originally drafted by the Cleveland Indians, before being traded to Colorado for Ubaldo Jimenez. After spending two years at Colorado, Drew was traded to Oakland for Brett Anderson.
San Diego traded Marc Rzepczynski and Yonder Alonso for Pomeranz and others in 2015.
Pomeranz came in to relieve Marlins star Jose Fernandez in the 4th inning. He only pitched the one inning and faced four batters. He allowed one hit, a single, to Boston Red Sox star Jackie Bradley Jr.
He only needed 12 pitches to get through the inning, 10 of which were strikes. This is just the start of Pomeranz’ All-Star career. The 27-year old is just starting to reach his peak form. Expect Drew to return to the midsummer classic.