Friday, May 27, 2016
he will work out of the bullpen for the foreseeable future. The assignment will take affect immediately, as the tall righty will be in that capacity tonight at Rogers Centre (AKA SkyDome). Eduardo Rodriguez will likely take over what would have been Buchholz's next start in Baltimore on Tuesday.
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Sox honcho Dave Dombrowski and Manager John Farrell may be at a key decision point in the season. Do they let this offensive juggernaut be consistently derailed by Clay Buchholz starts—or do they bounce him from the rotation? Most think the latter option will prevail after the Texas righty gave up three 2-run HRs in an 8-2 loss to the Rockies. The first of the bombs wiped out an early 2-0 lead provided by a 2-run shot by David Ortiz. With the imminent return of Eduardo Rodriguez, the choice should be easy: Buchholz to the 'pen—or maybe even a worse fate. Stay tuned. In addition to the loss, Jackie Bradley, Jr.'s hitting streak was snapped at 29.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Jackie Bradley, Jr. will catch two Red Sox legends for the second-longest hitting streak in team history. Both Nomar Garciaparra and Tris Speaker hold 30-game streaks for The Carmine Hose—Nomah in 1997 and Speaker in 1912 (the year Fenway Park was opened). If JBJ connects tonight, he will be just four hits shy of catching the all-time Sox leader Dominic DiMaggio (34). You may have heard of Dom's brother Joe—who holds the major-league record of hitting safely in 56 straight games. Hey, one DiMaggio at a time!
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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