Monday, June 24, 2013

Buchholz Out, Dempster & Lackey Face Rockies

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Clay Buchholz will miss yet another start (previously scheduled for Tuesday) with continued neck issues. In fact, Buchholz didn't even take part in a planned bullpen session in Detroit on Saturday. Ryan Dempster will start in his place on Tuesday, while John Lackey will pitch on Wednesday against the Rockies. The Red Sox have been all "National Security Agency" on this Buchholz injury—with shifting stories about its origin and unclear prognoses (except to say it's a strained trapezius muscle). Something weird is going on here, and we'll eventually find out the truth. Until then, your first-place Carmine Hose will have to do without their best starting pitcher.