Drew Pomeranz left tonight’s game in the fourth inning after suffering an apparent back injury.
His 56 th pitch was a curveball that seemed to slip out of his hand. The pitch was wide left, to Pomeranz’ arm side, over the left-handed batter’s box. It was ball two, and John Farrell immediately went to the mound with a trainer.
Pomeranz pointed to his lower back. The injury has been initially diagnosed as back spasms.