The expression “turn the page” is cliché, boring, annoying and very much applicable to the Red Sox.
Boston dropped all three games of its weekend series in Texas, and the club will now return to the friendly confines of Fenway Park in a much different state than when it left. Fortunately for the Sox, they’ll have this season’s best pitcher on the bump when they open up a seven-game homestand and try to effectively “turn the page” on what has been the season’s first real rough patch.
Clay Buchholz will be the man asked to shift momentum back in Boston’s favor. And while Monday’s game against the Twins hardly qualifies as a must-win, it could be a statement start for Buchholz.
Buchholz’s outing on Monday was going to be interesting regardless of Sunday’s result. The pitcher found himself in the middle of quite the controversy following Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays, as Toronto broadcaster Dirk Hayhurst accused the right-hander of using a foreign substance located on his forearm