Colorado Springs Sky Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz (2-0, 0.00 ERA) not only will put his 11.2 scoreless innings streak since joining Colorado Springs on the line tonight against the Oklahoma City Redhawks, but Pomeranz has another scoreless streak that dates all the way back to August of 2011 that will be in play tonight as well.
Since he was traded from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Ubaldo Jimenez along with 2012 Sky Sox Alex White and Matt McBride last July, Pomeranz has made five starts for the Sky Sox as well as the Tulsa Drillers. In his five starts for Rockies Minor League affiliates, Pomeranz has not allowed a single run in 25.2 combined innings.
The streak began August 17th as the left-hander tossed seven shutout innings for the Drillers against the Midland Rockhounds, and Pomeranz made one other scoreless start for Tulsa lasting three innings last year before making his Major League debut with the Rockies on September 11th. This season Pomeranz made one start for the Drillers on April 10th lasting four innings, and in his three career starts for Tulsa he has totaled 11 strikeouts while allowing six hits and one walk in 14 innings.
After being optioned down from the Rockies to the Sky Sox on May 13th Pomeranz made his Triple-A debut and did not allow a run in six innings of work, a part of the Sky Sox Pacific Coast League-leading fourth shutout of the 2012 season. In his first career start at Security Service Field, he allowed only four baserunners in his 5.2 innings.