Monday, October 28, 2013

Buchholz Thinks He Can 'Pitch In' In A Game 7

(Boston Herald Photo By Christopher Evans)
According to the Globe's Nick Cafardo, Clay Buchholz believes he can contribute a couple of innings if needed in a possible Game Seven of the World Series. After throwing just 66 pitches in Game Four, it's possible that he'd be rested enough by Thursday to do that in an "all hands on deck" scenario. With reduced velocity on his fastball due to a "dead arm", Buchholz was able to locate all his pitches with astonishing effectiveness last night. There's no reason to believe he couldn't repeat that in Game Seven. It's still unclear who will start a possible final game—with Jake Peavy the scheduled hurler. One possibility is left-hander Felix Doubront—although that would leave the bullpen bereft of any reliable lefty (given the struggles of both Craig Breslow and Franklin Morales).