Recap - So Much For Momentum

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

There is a well-known baseball axiom that momentum is only as good as your next starting pitcher.

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So any momentum the Red Sox might have thought they had coming off of Rick Porcello's complete game performance Friday night against the Angels went by the wayside as Drew Pomeranz stumbled in a 5-2 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday.

Pomeranz went 5.1 in the loss, allowing all five Angels runs on six hits and two walks.

Both Boston runs scored in the first inning. Mookie Betts (pictured) led off with his 21st home run of the year followed shortly by an RBI single by Hanley Ramirez scoring Dustin Pedroia.

The Red Sox squandered a number of scoring opportunities, especially early in the game - they left the bases loaded in both the first and third frames.

Boston has now lost seven of their last nine.

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