Friday, June 21, 2013

Clay Buchholz Is On Track For Tuesday Start

(Jesse Costa/WBUR Radio)
Reading 'between the lines' of the 'tea leaves', it appears that Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz will be able to make his next start on Tuesday night at home against the Colorado Rockies. Barring any unforeseen problems between now and then, the 9-0 righty will look to maintain his major-league leading 1.71 ERA in that inter-league tilt. Yesterday, Buchholz threw "a bit" from 100 feet and hopes to throw off a mound soon. The Carmine Hose badly need his dominance back in the rotation. While John Lackey, Alfredo Aceves, Felix Doubront and even Ryan Dempster have been bulwarks of the staff in Buchholz's absence, John Farrell can't count on that trend indefinitely—and certainly can't count on Jon Lester. Said Farrell, "The ideal scenario will be for him to get an extended bullpen that will have some ups and downs in it. At this point, we’re still scheduled to have him on Tuesday, but we’ve got to get through some specific work sessions over the next couple of days to remain consistent with him." Tea leaves? Count on him for Tuesday.