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Daily Red Sox Links: Drew Pomeranz, Eduardo Nunez, Mookie Betts

It’s time to stop being surprised that Drew Pomeranz has been good. Plus Eduardo Nunez heats back up and Mookie Betts reacts to the blockbuster Isaiah Thomas trade.

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Drew Pomeranz is having a resurgent year and its a big reason why the Red Sox are on the fast track to a playoff berth. (Michael Silverman: Boston Herald)

After ripping apart AL pitchers right after being traded to the Red Sox, Eduardo Nunez was coming back down to earth. Then he went 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBI on Tuesday. (Christopher Smith: MassLive)

As wonderful as the day dreams of all the dingers are, it would be smart for the Red Sox to avoid a trade for Giancarlo Stanton. (Chad Finn; Boston Globe)

With Matt Barnes headed to the DL, Carson Smith’s promising rehab work is all the more important. (Mike Cole; NESN)

In August, the Red Sox offense has been consistently strong and that has led to a surge in the standings. (Chris Teeter; BP Boston)

Mookie Betts was shocked when he heard the Boston Celtics had traded his friend Isaiah Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’ll still be a Celtics fan, however. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)