Monday, March 2, 2015

Looks Like Buchholz On Opening Day In Philly

As the Grapefruit schedule plays out, it appears more and more likely that Clay Buchholz will be Boston's Opening Day starter in Philadelphia on April 6th. As The Providence Journal's Tim Britton points out, the rotation after Buchholz is Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, Joe Kelly and Justin Masterson. If you simply project out those starts throughout Spring Training, Buchholz would get the ball in Philly. Again, with five number three starters, this really doesn't matter much—but it seems like more of a "seniority" thing for the big Texas right-hander.