Drew Pomeranz's departure wasn't the only thing that went wrong for the Boston Red Sox in their 13-8 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday at JetBlue Park. The Twins offense scored five runs in the fourth inning and four runs in the seventh inning on the way to a comfortable win over the Sox.
Pomeranz, who had a recent procedure on his flexor tendon, didn't sound concerned with his departure from the game when the Red Sox were trailing, 3-1, after two innings. He was scheduled to play three.
"The first inning, my triceps got a little tight toward the end," Pomeranz said, via RedSox.com. "I told the trainers in between that inning, and went back out and it stayed tight the whole time. Nothing crazy. Just a little triceps tightness."
Hanley Ramirez (2 of 3), Mitch Moreland (3 of 3) and Marco Hernandez (2 of 3) each had a multi-hit game. Ramirez and Bryce Brent had homers. Hernandez had a triple.
Kyle Kendrick will get the start in the Sox' next game against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday at 1:05 p.m. ET.
John Farrell can add another job to his resume.
The former Boston Red Sox manager has joined the crew for ESPN's "Baseball Tonight," according to The Boston Globe. His debut will be on Wednesday for a season-preview show.
The Red Sox fired Farrell on Oct. 11, 2017 despite a second-straight A.L. East crown. Alex Cora will begin his first season in Farrell's old role during the 2018 season.
Farrell added the broadcast work after the Cincinnati Reds hired him as a scout and adviser with a focus on pitching. He interviewed this offseason for the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals managing jobs, but both teams passed on him.
In this corner, the challenger out of Scranton, Pa., Joltin' Joe Biden...In the other corner, straight out of Queens, the President of the United States, Dandy Donald J. Trump!
The venue: LeLacheur Park, Lowell, Mass., home of the Red Sox Class-A affiliate, the Lowell Spinners.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's The Slasher at LeLacheur!
After the former Vice-President told a crowd at the University of Miami earlier this week of the current President, "If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him, President Trump fired back on Twitter Thursday morning.
The Spinners, the Sox' short-season New York-Penn League affiliate, have offered to host a boxing match between the Republican President and Democratic former Vice President on Aug. 17 by the flagpole at LeLacheur. Former light-welterweight champ and Lowell native Micky Ward has agreed to referee.
No word yet if Trump, who'll be 72 by then, or Biden, 75, have accepted the invitation.
The Spinners' press release announcing the invitation says that if the two do accept, "the boxing match will take place regardless of the weather, no matter how stormy it may get."