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Daily Red Sox Links: Drew Pomeranz, Rafael Devers, Ben Cherington

Today’s links look at an important stretch for the rotation, an analysis of the remaining schedule and some perspective on Bryan Mata.

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MLB: Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox have an important stretch of games coming up as they they try to figure out their plan for the trade deadline. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Drew Pomeranz’ upcoming start on Tuesday is particularly important. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Boston currently enjoys a 5.5-game lead over the Yankees in the American League East, but the race is far from over. Who has the edge in schedule the rest of the way? (Matt Kory; The Athletic)

There have been some whispers about the Red Sox potentially moving Rafael Devers before the deadline. That would not be wise. (Steve Buckley; Boston Herald)

Bryan Mata has been dealing with some walk issues this season, but they aren’t as much of an issue as you may suspect. (Ryan Hannable; WEEI)

Pedro Martinez and David Ortiz have both played a role in making Luis Severino into the pitcher he is today. They explain why they helped the enemy. (Mark Dunphy;

Old friend Ben Cherington may have a new home soon in New York. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)