Thomas Andrew Pomeranz was originally signed by Indians scout Chuck Bartlett…in four seasons at Collierville High School posted a record of 20-6 with 11 saves, a 2.21 ERA and 312 strikeouts to 91 walks in 181.0 innings pitched…drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 12th round of the 2007 MLB Draft but decided to attend the University of Mississippi…was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year and earned All-America honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Collegiate Baseball as a junior after going 9-2 with a 2.24 ERA and .195 opponents batting average … ranked third among NCAA Division I pitchers in strikeouts (139) … went 8-4 with a team-low 3.40 ERA among starters as a sophomore in 2009 and was named Second-Team All-SEC…as a freshman was named a Freshman All-American and All-SEC Freshman after making 17 appearances/11 starts … drafted by Cleveland in the first round, fifth overall, in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft…older brother, Stuart, was drafted in the second round of the 2003 Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals … father, Mike, lettered four years at Ole Miss and was selected in the 13th round of the 1988 Draft by Minnesota… uncle, Pat, also lettered four years at Ole Miss and was selected in the 18th round of the 1983 Draft by the Chicago White Sox…signed autographs for elementary school students at the Oakland Zoo and visited the Salvation Army as part of the A's Holiday Caravan in 2014.
Spent most of the season with the A's and split his time between the bullpen and the starting rotation… was 1-1 with a 1.62 ERA in 10 relief appearances and 4-3 with a 2.58 ERA in 10 starts…combined for a 5-4 record and a 2.35 ERA in 20 games overall…missed 24 games from June 17 to July 12 while on the disabled list and made eight starts with Sacramento from July 12 to Aug. 21…his five wins were a career high as he had just four victories in 34 games entering the season…the ERA was a career low as was his opponents batting average (.204), on-base percentage (.282) and slugging percentage (.304)… his opponents batting average included a .196 (38-for-194) mark by right-handed hitters compared to .232 (13-for-56) by left-handers…entered the season with a .298 career average against righties compared to .165 against lefties…has allowed 22 of his 25 career home runs against righties…five of the seven home runs he allowed in 2014 were solo shots and four came on the first pitch…yielded a .175 batting average with runners in scoring position, including .095 with RISP and two outs…has a .150 (12-for-80) opponents average with RISP and two outs in his career…allowed a .152 average to batters leading off an inning and opponents are hitting .153 (13-for-85) in that situation over the last two years…had a .182 opponents average the first time through the lineup, .221 with five of his seven home runs the second time and .259 after that…opponents hit .146 with two strikes…was 5-4 with a 2.91 ERA and .225 opponents batting average in 17 games, eight starts, before the All-Star Break…did not allow an earned run in three games, two starts, after the break (13.1 ip, 1 r) while holding the opposition to a .109 batting average…had a 0.60 ERA, .155 opponents batting average and one home run in innings one through three, a 4.85 ERA, .237 opponents average and five home runs in innings four through six and a 1.38 ERA, .250 opponents average and one home run from the seventh inning on…surrendered 10 of his 22 runs and four of his seven home runs in the fourth inning (9.00 ERA)…was 1-3 with a 1.42 ERA and .230 opponents batting average in 10 games on the road compared to 4-1 with a 3.48 ERA and .171 opponents average in 10 games at home…compiled a 1.17 ERA in six games during the day, 2.93 in 14 outings at night…stranded all three of his inherited runners and first batters faced were 0-for-9 with a walk…first batters are now 0-for-13 with a walk in his career…had just four career relief appearances entering the season…is now 1-1 with a 1.25 ERA (3 er in 21.2 ip) in 14 career relief appearances, 8-17 with a 4.60 ERA (94 er in 184.0 ip) in 40 career starts…opponents were successful in each of their six stolen base attempts with him on the mound…they are 20-for-23 (87.0%) against him in his career…did not have a pickoff and has just one in his career…tossed five innings or fewer six of his 10 starts…has pitched more than five innings in just 10 of his 40 career starts, including just five with six or more innings… the A's were 5-5 (.500) in his starting assignments and his teams are 15-25 (.375) in his career… allowed two runs or fewer in eight of his 10 starts…surrendered one run or fewer in each of his 10 relief appearances…tossed at least one inning in each of his relief outings, including two or more four times.
OAKLAND: Began his fourth professional season and his fourth season in the majors but was on his first Opening Day roster…started the season in the bullpen and made nine relief appearances before moving into the starting rotation…tossed at least one inning in all nine outings and did not allow a run six times…made his first start in the second game of a May 7 doubleheader against Seattle and combined with Otero and Johnson on a three-hit shutout in the A's 2-0 win…it was his first win as a starter since Sept. 26, 2012 against Chicago (NL)…combined on a shutout in each of his first three starts, including an 11-0 blanking of Chicago (AL) May 13 and a 3-0 shutout at Tampa Bay May 20…tossed 5.0 innings in each of the three shutouts and allowed three hits or fewer each time…joins Steve Ontiveros (June 14-24, 1994) as the only A's pitchers since 1914 with three consecutive scoreless outings of five innings or more and three hits or fewer…won all three starts for the first and only winning streak of his career… struck out a career-high eight in his outing against the White Sox…extended his scoreless streak to a career-high 18.0 innings May 25 at Toronto…was 4-1 with a 0.94 ERA and .188 opponents batting average over his first 12 games, including three starts, through May 20…then went 1-3 with a 5.00 ERA and .262 opponents batting average over his next five starts before fracturing his right hand June 16…collected his fifth and final win of the season May 30 against Los Angeles (AL) despite allowing five runs in 5.1 innings…it was his first outing over 5.0 innings since July 27, 2012 against Cincinnati when he also tossed 5.1 innings…that snapped a streak of 20 consecutive starts of five innings pitched or fewer, which was the longest such streak by a Major Leaguer since at least 1914 (previous: Len Barker, 14 from May 21, 1985-June 10, 1987)…finished May with a 4-1 record, a 2.70 ERA and .208 opponents batting average in six games, including five starts…tied for fourth in the AL in wins in the month…tossed a careerhigh 7.0 innings in back-to-back starts June 5 at New York (AL) and June 10 at Los Angeles (AL)…that snapped a streak of 24 consecutive starts dating back to July 15, 2012 in which he tossed fewer than six innings…that was the longest such streak in the majors since at least 1914 (previous: 18, Don Wengert, June 25, 1997-May 26, 2001)…allowed a career-high eight runs in 3.2 innings in a 14-8 loss to Texas June 16…fractured his right wrist following the game and was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day…made one rehab start with Sacramento before he was reinstated from the DL and optioned to Sacramento July 13…returned to Oakland Aug. 27 and started that day at Houston…allowed one unearned run in 5.1 innings but had a no decision in the A's 5-4 win…was optioned to Class A Beloit the next day but did not appear in a game before returning to Oakland Sept. 2 when the Snappers season concluded…tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief that day against Seattle…would pitch just once more, a start for Jason Hammel when he left the team for the birth of his daughter…tossed 5.0 scoreless innings and allowed just one hit but had a no decision in the A's 3-0 loss to Philadelphia Sept. 20.
Was 0-4 with a 6.23 ERA in eight games, including four starts, over two stints with Colorado…walked 19 and struck out 19 in 21.2 innings…allowed a .301 opponents batting average, including .130 (3-for-23) against left-handed hitters compared to .367 (22-for-60) against right-handers…issued 16 of his 19 walks and yielded nine of his 10 extra base hits to righties…had a .405 OPS against lefties compared to 1.150 against righties…has a .165 (19-for-115) career average against left-handers compared to .298 (122-for-410) against right-handers…has surrendered 17 of his 18 career home runs to righties for a .500 slugging percentage, compared to .209 against lefties…held opponents to a .190 average with runners in scoring position in 2013, including .091 with RISP and two outs…has a .169 (10-for-59) career average with RISP and two outs…was recalled for the first time June 30 and went 0-4 with an 8.10 ERA and .358 opponents batting average in four starts…walked 18 in 16.2 innings while striking out just 13…was optioned to Colorado Springs July 11 but was recalled July 22 and placed on the disabled list the next day with left biceps tendinitis…was reinstated Sept. 6 and pitched in relief for the first time in his career… did not allow a run while holding opponents to a .063 batting average in four relief outings (5.0 ip, 1 h, 1 bb, 6 so)…did not inherit a runner and retired all four of his first batters faced…was 0-2 with a 4.61 ERA and .255 opponents average in six games at Coors Field, 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA and .375 opponents average in two starts on the road…his career splits are 2-7 with a 4.40 ERA (37 er in 75.2 ip) in 19 games at home compared to 2-7 with a 6.20 ERA (42 er in 61.0 ip) in 15 games on the road…opponents batted .158 when leading off an inning…tossed 4.1 innings or fewer, allowed three runs or more and walked four batters or more in each of his four starts.
COLORADO SPRINGS: Began the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs and went 8-1 with a 4.20 ERA in 15 starts before the Rockies called June 30…struck out 96 batters in 85.2 innings, an average of 10.1 per nine innings…yielded just six home runs, an average of 0.63 per nine innings … despite spending just three months with the Sky Sox, he led the club in wins and strikeouts … allowed a .256 opponents batting average, including .180 (18-for-100) against left-handed hitters compared to .290 (65-for-224) against right-handers…however, surrendered four of his six home runs to lefties … opponents hit .217 with the bases empty compared to .306 with runners on base…including .329 with runners in scoring position…logged a 1.20 ERA in the first inning and had a 3.00 ERA over the first four innings of a game compared to 7.01 from the fifth inning on…the Sky Sox were 13-2 (.867) in his starting assignments … tossed six or more innings in six of his 15 starts, allowed two runs or fewer eight times and walked two batters or fewer 10 times…did not allow a run in two of his first three starts … including April 13 at Las Vegas when he allowed a season high six runs on a season-high nine hits in 5.0 innings…picked up his first win of the season in that game, an 11-6 Sky Sox victory…went 4-0 with a 2.54 ERA in five starts in the month of April…extended his season-opening winning streak to six games May 16 at Round Rock … had a 3.22 ERA over that eight-start stretch…was charged with his only loss of the season May 21 at Albuquerque and went 2-1 with a 5.27 ERA over his final seven Triple-A starts…walked a season-high four batters May 26 against Fresno…matched his season high with four walks in a season-low 4.0 innings June 11 against Salt Lake…struck out a season-high 11 batters in 6.2 shutout innings June 16 at Las Vegas…left with a 6-0 lead but had a no decision in a 9-7 win…tossed a season-high 7.0 innings for the win in his final Triple-A start June 21 against Tacoma … ranked second in the Pacific Coast League in wins (8) and strikeouts (96) at the time of his promotion to Colorado June 30…was optioned to Colorado Springs July 11 but did not appear in a game before he was sent to Double-A Tulsa July 16…started and lost that day against Northwest Arkansas (5.1 ip, 10 h, 7 r, 7 er, 1 bb, 5 so)…recalled by Colorado July 22 and was placed on the DL the next day.