Remember what it was like to be one of the last picked on the playground and even then, it was only as a substitute? That’s Drew Pomeranz, except he’s a Major League All-Star, so it’s totally different. Pomeranz will be replacing the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard who’s suffering from arm fatigue. That makes two All-Star representatives for the Padres, if you count Wil Myers, which you really should since he was picked as an All-Star earlier in the week.
Pomeranz has been the best Padres starter by far this season and frankly can be considered the team’s ace. Tyson Ross, James Shields and Andrew Cashner were all ahead of him in the rotation to start the season but fell by the wayside due to injury, trade and poor play.
Still cant believe it, I'm honored to represent the @Padres at our home park!This year has been unforgettable, can't wait to get back to SD!— Drew Pomeranz (@DrewPomeranz) July 9, 2016
Now with Pomeranz in, will it be possible to sneak a third Padre into the mix? Jon Heyman thinks so. With a few more injuries and Melvin Upton Jr. already here in San Diego and available, he might get a shot.
Could Melvin Upton Jr. become an All Star with Fowler and Cespedes questionable? MUJ is only MLBer with 15 HR/20 SB.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 9, 2016
If Melvin gets in, his comeback will be complete. I can’t wait.