Now what for the Boston Red Sox?
Clay Buchholz, that's what. And based on the right-hander's anxious state leading to his Game 4 start, the Red Sox can't be especially confident.
Oh, the Sox have other issues as they trail in the World Series, two games to one -- issues at catcher, at shortstop and in the dugout when trying to figure how to get Mike Napoli into a game under National League rules.
But let's start with Buchholz, who keeps saying he's not 100 percent. Manager John Farrell does not dispute that assessment, but paints a rosier picture, saying Buchholz actually has felt better in recent days and should benefit from the adrenaline of a World Series start.
Other Red Sox players say Buchholz has fretted like this before, then thrown magnificently. Perhaps Buchholz is simply trying to lower expectations -- he hasn't been the same since missing three months with a shoulder injury. But frankly, he isn't that savvy.
So, which Buchholz will we see? It's anyone's guess, but i...