I think that sometimes we forget that spring training isn't about winning. We always are expecting the Boston Red Sox to win every time they take the field.
But that's not what spring training is about.
For a good portion of the 25-man roster, it's about getting ready for the season. For some, it's about performing well to try and make the 25-man roster or to even position yourself to be one of the first callups if needed.
So when we see Clay Buchholz give up a few runs in his three innings of work, we might think something's up with him. It's not folks, he's just perfecting everything to be ready for the season.
One of the concerns for Buchholz was the back injury he suffered last year. On a wet mound at JetBlue Park last night, there was a worry he might slip again. He didn't. The back even held up well when Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen called timeout at the last possible second.
Buchholz gave up two runs in three innings of...