While the results the Colorado Rockies have received from Alex White so far have not been great, things might be different with Drew Pomeranz, the main pitcher the Rockies received in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade. Pomeranz joined the Rockies in the middle of August when he was named as the player to be named. He went on to make a rehab start for Double-A Tulsa, which was a brilliant six innings of perfect ball that was broken up in the seventh. He then underwent an emergency appendectomy a few days later that was expected to end his season.
However, Pomeranz returned to the mound on Labor Day and threw three perfect innings in Tulsa's last game of the season. He joined the Rockies and will make his major league debut on Sunday.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound left-hander was the fifth overall pick the 2010 draft by the Indians, started at High-A in 2011 and made a few Double-A starts for the Indians before the trade. Expect to see a fastball that reaches 95 mph on the gun as well as a 12-6 curveball. He also has a changeup that, if he has improved, should make him a frontline starter.
Edinson Volquez (5-4, 5.93 ERA) is on the mound for the Reds. He last made a start on July 5, being demoted to the minors in early July.