Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz removed after 56 pitches with apparent injury

  • Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz removed after 56 pitches with apparent injury

Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz removed after 56 pitches with apparent injury

Second-half bullpen implosions have been few for the Yankees.

Maine Red Sox Scholars at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Yankees bullpen, which, since the All-star break, has led all of Baseball bullpen ERA(2.15), surrendered six runs in just two innings, costing the team the game Friday night. The Red Sox held a 2-0 lead at the time of the pitcher's departure.

It's become undeniable: these Red Sox are resilient.

The Yankees trailed 3-0 entering the sixth, but Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer off Matt Barnes to make it 3-2.

Pomeranz had been faring well against the Yankees before the injury, not allowing a run while giving up four hits, striking out four and walking one on 56 pitches. Or that Boston is making a habit of these late-game dramatics, winning for the 12th time when trailing after six innings. Addison Reed earned the win in relief and Craig Kimbrel picked up his 29th save.

Green, who came in ranked second among AL relievers with a 1.66 ERA, pitched a scoreless sixth but ran into trouble in the seventh.

Jackie Bradley Jr.'s two-run single in the eighth added insurance. The flamethrower only allowed two runs once in an outing last season.

But he was not on.

Mookie Betts hit a sacrifice fly and Andrew Benintendi followed with an RBI single to bring Boston within 6-5 before Moreland's big base hit.

Mitch Moreland delivered a pinch-hit go-ahead two-run single in Friday's 9-6 victory over the Yankees.

Friday's game was constructed nearly exactly to fit the vision that General Manager Brian Cashman had when he acquired David Robertson and Kahnle from the White Sox to team with Chapman, the All-Star setup man Dellin Betances and the emerging Chad Green.

It got worse for the Yankees, as Chapman's shaken confidence took another hit. That drew Girardi, who had said before the game that Chapman would remain his closer, out of the dugout to bark at Chapman.

The former Met, who gave up four runs to the Yankees on August 12 in The Bronx - when the Yankees won their lone game of that series - came in Friday night and got a pair of huge outs in the seventh inning of the Red Sox's 9-6 comeback win at Fenway Park. Bird could return at some point next week.

The seventh-inning whiff extended his strikeout streak to 35 consecutive games.

The Yankees offense struggled most of the night, leaving a total of fourteen runners on base, with superstar, home-run machine, Aaron Judge, stranding seven. Reed, the set-up man acquired from the Mets at the deadline, was welcomed by Aaron Judge with the bases loaded and one out.