Friday, August 30, 2013

Dempster May Get His Final 2013 Start Tonight

(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
To paraphrase the Lloyd Bridges character in the movie 'Airplane!', Ryan Dempster couldn't have picked a worse time to pitch poorly. As's Sean McAdam points out, Dempster has been in a funk since his July 11th start against Seattle. Now that Clay Buchholz is set to return in about 10 days—and with a bunch of scheduled off days—tonight might be Dempster's final start for The Carmine Hose in 2013. He will likely be moved to the bullpen and—if the Sox are so fortunate to reach the post-season—would not start any games in October. He may forever be revered by some fans for his infamous 'A-Plunk', but his days as a Sox starter are probably over.