Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Clay Buchholz Might Not Make His Next Start

(AP Photo/Butch Dill)
It's come to this. The guy who was—arguably—the best pitcher in all of baseball about year ago is now in danger of losing his spot in the rotation. The Red Sox acknowledged that Clay Buchholz might miss his next start—not due to any injury, just due to pure ineptitude. Said manager John Farrell, "We've got to look at this a little bit closer and there's no determination on five days from now. We've got to continue to talk about what he's currently going through and what's best for him and certainly what's best for us." Before an 8-6 comeback win by The Carmine Hose, Buchholz put his team in a 6-1 hole and failed to go more than three plus innings while walking eight. If he's bounced from the rotation, look for Allen Webster to be the first choice to replace him.