Pomeranz allowed one hit in a scoreless inning Saturday to earn the hold against Texas. All three of his outs came via strikeout.
While Mark Melancon has secured the coveted closer role that Pomeranz was thought to be in contention for heading into the season, the latter has fared well as a setup man, hurling four scoreless innings and compiling a 7:0 K:BB through four appearances. Pomeranz's ability to rack up strikeouts and put up elite ratios make him a worthwhile fantasy target despite the lack of save opportunities, especially in leagues that count holds.
Pomeranz (forearm) threw a perfect inning in Friday's Cactus League game against Seattle, notching two strikeouts.
Pomeranz needed only seven pitches to mow down the Mariners in order after missing nearly three weeks with left forearm inflammation. The 32-year-old appears to have avoided a long-term injury and should be ready to roll as one of the Padres' most important bullpen arms on Opening Day.
Pomeranz (forearm) is scheduled to pitch in Friday's Cactus League game against the Mariners, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Pomeranz hasn't pitched in a game since March 9 due to left forearm inflammation, but the Padres remain hopeful that he'll be able to avoid a stint on the injured list to begin the season. If Pomeranz is able to rejoin the pitching schedule this weekend as expected, he'll improve his odds of being included on the Opening Day roster. What role Pomeranz might fill when healthy is more of a question, as manager Jayce Tingler hasn't yet committed to a closer. If Tingler elects to begin the season with a committee approach to closer or if a healthy Pomeranz is deployed in a more flexible late-inning role, Mark Melancon and Emilio Pagan could have clearer paths to save chances.
Pomeranz (forearm) is playing catching from about 100 feet Sunday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The 32-year-old wasn't throwing over the past few days while waiting for inflammation to subside, but he's resumed playing catch Sunday. Pomeranz avoided any structural damage to his left forearm, but he has less than two weeks to ramp back up in time for Opening Day.
Pomeranz is not throwing while waiting for inflammation in his forearm to lessen, Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Pomeranz has been dealing with tightness in his left forearm, and the injury is accompanied by some inflammation. Though tests revealed no structural damage to the forearm, the southpaw's status for Opening Day remains in question. Pomeranz has not pitched in a game since March 9.
Pomeranz did not suffer any structural damage to his forearm, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Pomeranz has been held out of game action since March 9 after feeling tightness in his left forearm. However, he appears to have dodged serious injury, and he hopes to retake the mound within the next few days.
Pomeranz is a candidate to fill the Padres' closer role, but he is open to working in any function, Bryce Miller of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Pomeranz certainly earned consideration for the closer role with his dominant performance last season, when he posted a 1.45 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 39.7 strikeout percentage. He also racked up nine holds and spent some time as the team's ninth-inning option, registering four saves before Trevor Rosenthal was brought over to close. Rosenthal is now in Oakland, but San Diego's offseason acquisition of Mark Melancon and the continued presence of former Tampa Bay closer Emilio Pagan provide an array of intriguing ninth-inning options for San Diego to choose from. To his credit, Pomeranz's focus is on winning, and he indicated recently that he is open to whatever the team asks of him, stating, "If they want me to close, that's fine. If they want me to pitch the sixth, seventh, eighth, that's fine, too. I don't care." It stands to reason that the left-hander will function in a high-leverage role again this year, but whether he will get a chance to close remains to be seen.
Pomeranz was tagged with a blown save in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Giants, giving up three runs on two hits and two walks while retiring two batters (both by strikeout).
Pomeranz entered the contest having held opponents scoreless over 18 innings through 19 appearances, but his remarkable run came to an end when Wilmer Flores crushed a three-run homer after Pomeranz allowed a single and a walk with two outs in the sixth inning. Though the blast gave San Francisco a two-run lead, Pomeranz was able to escape without taking the loss when Trent Grisham blasted a three-run walkoff homer in the following frame. Despite the rough outing, Pomeranz still owns a 1.45 ERA and 1.02 WHIP this season.
Pomeranz earned the hold in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against San Francisco, pitching a scoreless inning and allowing one hit while striking out one.
Pomeranz has been exceptional as both a reliever and a setup man this season -- remarkably, he leads San Diego in both holds (eight) and saves (four). The southpaw has yet to allow a run while notching a 0.80 WHIP in 15 innings out of the bullpen.
Pomeranz (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out one to earn the win Monday versus the Rockies.
Pomeranz kept the game scoreless in the top of the ninth, and he became the winning pitcher with Jurickson Profar's walkoff double in the bottom half of the frame. Through 14 appearances, Pomeranz has four saves, six holds and has yet to allow a run in 13 innings. He's most recently been used as the setup man to trade-deadline acquisition Trevor Rosenthal.
Pomeranz earned the hold in Sunday's win over Oakland, pitching one scoreless inning, allowing one walk and striking out two.
With Trevor Rosenthal now in the fold and performing well for San Diego, Pomeranz may settle back into a full-time role as the team's primary setup man. The left-hander last picked up a save Aug. 11 against the Dodgers, though he spent 10 days on the injured list in late August. Regardless of the inning in which he's pitched, Pomeranz has been dominant in 2020, holding opponents scoreless over 13 appearances (12 innings) while registering a 17:5 K:BB. He has four saves to go along with six holds and has posted a 0.67 WHIP.
Pomeranz gave up one hit in a scoreless inning Saturday against Colorado.
Pomeranz returned to action after a minimum stay on the injured list and looked sharp, needing only 12 pitches (nine strikes) to navigate his way through the frame. He gave up a single to Nolan Arenado leading off the inning but subsequently induced a double-play grounder and another groundout. Pomeranz is likely to return to a setup role with San Diego's acquisition of closer Trevor Rosenthal on Saturday.
Pomeranz (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Pomeranz was on the injured list for the minimum amount of time after smoothly recovering from a left shoulder strain. While he was the Padres' top option at closer prior to his injury, he could be in line for more of a setup role going forward after the team acquired Trevor Rosenthal on Saturday.
Pomeranz is doing well in his recovery from a left shoulder strain and could come off the injured list Saturday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Pomeranz was placed on the 10-day IL retroactive to Aug. 19, so Saturday marks the first day he is eligible to return. The left-hander has progressed to throwing bullpens and appears to be coming along well. "Everything up to today so far has been positive," manager Jayce Tingler indicated. "He's feeling good, and he felt good coming out of his bullpen." Pomeranz is likely to retake the Padres' closer role upon his return.
Pomeranz (shoulder) played catch Tuesday, Judson Richards of XTRA1360 San Diego reports.
Though the Padres have not provided an update on Pomeranz's status moving forward, manager Jayce Tingler called the activity "a good sign" and indicated that he would follow up with trainers. Pomeranz was placed on the injured list last week, retroactive to Aug. 19. Emilio Pagan has taken over the closer role in his absence.
Pomeranz was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder strain, retroactive to Aug. 19.
Manager Jayce Tingler revealed Thursday that Pomeranz was day-to-day with shoulder tightness, but the injury is apparently more serious than anticipated. It's unclear whether the southpaw will be able to return from the injured list when he's first eligible. Pomeranz had served as the Padres' primary closer recently, so Emilio Pagan could be in line for ninth-inning duties while Pomeranz is sidelined. Pagan has also been struggling, however, so Jose Castillo could also get some save chances. Right-hander Luis Perdomo was recalled from the team's alternate training site in a corresponding move.
Pomeranz is dealing with shoulder tightness and is considered day-to-day according to manager Jayce Tingler, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
This explains why Pomeranz did not appear in Wednesday or Thursday's close wins over the Rangers. Pomeranz has served as the Friars' primary closer this year and it is unclear when he'll be available to pitch again. Emilio Pagan was called upon to get the save Thursday, but blew the opportunity by allowing a game-tying solo homer to Nick Solak. Nonetheless, Pagan could be the top candidate for save chances if Pomeranz is forced to miss time beyond Thursday.
Pomeranz earned the hold Tuesday against the Rangers after retiring all four batters he faced with two strikeouts.
The left-hander has been the Friars' de facto closer with Kirby Yates (elbow) potentially done for the season, but he entered for the start of the seventh inning during Tuesday's contest to face the top of the order. Emilio Pagan replaced him after 18 pitches, and Cal Quantrill was called upon for the final out of the game. Pomeranz remains the top option for saves and is perfect in four save chances this season, but manager Jayce Tingler has shown he won't stick to traditional bullpen roles and is willing to use his best arms in the highest-leverage spots, even if it's not the final inning.
Pomeranz retired the only batter he faced Tuesday to pick up a save against the Dodgers.
Saves don't come much easier than the one Pomeranz nabbed Tuesday as the right-hander needed only one pitch to induce a flyout and close out the win. He entered with a pair of runners aboard with two outs in the ninth inning, though he had plenty of margin for error as the Padres were ahead by four runs. The save was the second in as many days for Pomeranz, who entered the campaign expected to fill a setup role but has instead tallied four saves on the season, tied for fourth most in baseball.
Poweranz earned the save Monday against the Dodgers after tossing a perfect ninth inning.
Pomeranz didn't record a single strikeout in his lone inning of work, but he still recorded the three outs easily -- he got Max Muncy to fly out, Chris Taylor to ground out, and A.J. Pollock to pop out. Pomeranz has been perfect in save opportunities (3-for-3) and is yet to allow a run in eight appearances (7.1 innings) while posting a 10:3 K:BB this season.
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|05/03||vs PIT||W 2-0||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|04/30||vs SF||W 3-2||1.0||1||1||2||0|
|04/28||@ ARI||W 12-3||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|04/25||@ LAD||W 8-7||1.0||1||0||1||3|
|04/23||@ LAD||W 6-1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|04/21||vs MIL||L 2-4||1.0||1||0||2||3|
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|2012||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||46.2||9||9||0||4||4||0||46||20||52||2.53||1.558|
|2013||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||85.2||15||15||0||8||1||0||96||33||83||4.22||1.361|
|2014||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||46.1||8||8||0||3||1||0||54||17||45||3.71||1.345|
|2018||AAX-Portland Sea Dogs||5.1||1||1||0||1||0||0||4||3||4||3.53||1.373|
|2018||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||19.2||5||5||0||0||2||0||12||13||16||5.62||1.510|