Friday, May 27, 2016

Dog Clay Afternoon: Buchholz Implodes Again, Sox Lose

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UPDATE: Decision could come today.
Sox honcho Dave Dombrowski and Manager John Farrell may be at a key decision point in the season. Do they let this offensive juggernaut be consistently derailed by Clay Buchholz starts—or do they bounce him from the rotation? Most think the latter option will prevail after the Texas righty gave up three 2-run HRs in an 8-2 loss to the Rockies. The first of the bombs wiped out an early 2-0 lead provided by a 2-run shot by David Ortiz. With the imminent return of Eduardo Rodriguez, the choice should be easy: Buchholz to the 'pen—or maybe even a worse fate. Stay tuned. In addition to the loss, Jackie Bradley, Jr.'s hitting streak was snapped at 29.