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With Clay Buchholz getting closer every day to a return to the Red Sox starting rotation, that means one of the starters will be headed to the bullpen.
Who's the odd man out?
It won't be Jon Lester. Lester is 4-1 with a 2.31 ERA since the All-Star break.
It can't be Jake Peavy. The Sox traded for the stud starter. Peavy is 2-3 with a 3.31 ERA since joining the Sox.
John Lackey? Lackey has arguably been the Red Sox most consistent pitcher this season at 8-11 with a 3.17 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. His ERA at Fenway Park is 2.07. The second best home ERA for any AL pitcher with at least five starts.
That brings us to Ryan Dempster and Felix Doubront. When Buchholz returns the rotation, likely around September 10, one of the two will have to move to the bullpen.
Ryan Dempster is 6-9 with a 4.77 ERA in 25 starts this year. He's 0-1 in August with an ERA of 7.40. Dempster, who has finsished his 5-game suspension for the A-Rod bean ball, is...
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(FenwayNation Photo)After throwing a bullpen session today at Fenway Park, Clay Buchholz will start for the Pawtucket Red Sox tomorrow. The re-habbing right-hander threw 15 pitches in the bullpen and 15 to "hitters"—a grand total of 30. After the Friday start, he is scheduled for one more rehab minor league stint next Wednesday. After that, he will somehow have to be...
Clay Buchholz felt good after his rehab start for Class A Lowell on Sunday. So good, in fact, that the Red Sox felt confident enough to make his next rehab start on Friday at either Double-A Portland or Triple-A Pawtucket.
As reported by Jason Mastrodonato of MLB.com, the rehab start on Friday could be the last for Buchholz before returning to the Red Sox rotation. But since...
The Boston Red Sox have been able to maintain their lead in the American League East throughout the summer despite the absence of ace Clay Buchholz. Boston may not be without the right-hander for much longer, as, assuming all continues to go well during Buchholz's rehab assignment, he's on track to rejoin the Red Sox on Sept. 10, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.
Those itching to see Clay Buchholz back on the mound will have to hold on a little while longer. Manager John Farrell said Thursday that Buchholz will likely make two more minor league rehab starts before returning to the major league roster.
The right-hander struggled last Sunday in his first rehab start, walking three batters and allowing three runs (one earned) in 2/3 of an inning...
Clay Buchholz will make his second rehab start Friday with either the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox or the Double A Portland Sea Dogs.
In his first action since going on the disabled list June 18 (retroactive to June 9) Buchholz threw 0.2 innings Sunday for the Single A Lowell Spinners.
“He came out of the outing the other day fine physically” said Red Sox manager John Farrell...
As the Buchholz watch extends into September, could there actually be light at the end of this tunnel?
Before Tuesday's game, Red Sox manager John Farrell announced that Buchholz will next pitch on Friday for either Double-A Portland or Triple-A Pawtucket. It's expected Buchholz will throw approximately 55 pitches. If everything goes well,...
Jon Lester With Boston Marathon Hero Jeff BaumanRed Sox pitcher Jon Lester and his wife Farrah hosted a charity event tonight at Boston's House of Blues in support of the couple's NVRQT charity. The event brought out an A-List of stars—including Lester's teammates David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Dempster, Craig Breslow, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz...
Jon with Jeff Bauman (front) and Carlos Arredondo, anti-war activist.
Jon Lester and a number of local celeberties and athletes got together for a good cause - fighting kids cancer, according to Boston.com. Specifically, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Jon was joined by a few fellow members (Clay Bucholz, Ryan Dempster...
Jon Lester took the loss Thursday night against the Orioles to fall
to 12-8 and a 3.99 ERA on the year (Gail Oskin/Getty Images)
Good news first: The Red Sox won their third-straight series Thursday night at Fenway.
Bad news next: The Red Sox still dropped a 3-2 decision to the Baltimore Orioles after taking the first two games.
6:05 p.m.: Clay Buchholz will make another rehab start Friday. Buchholz, who threw 38 pitches with Short-A Lowell on Sunday, is scheduled to throw 50-55 pitches with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.
If all goes well Friday, Buchholz is expected to make one more rehab start next Wednesday. He’ll likely throw around 70 pitches in that outing.
If there are no hiccups over his next two...
I honestly don’t know what else to say. They find new ways to amaze us Red Sox Nation members on a daily basis. And I love it!
That said, tonight is a chance for the Boston Red Sox (79-55) to sweep the Baltimore Orioles (70-61), which hasn’t been an easy task over the last two seasons. In doing so, the Sox would become the second...
Chris Davis has success against a lot of pitchers in baseball, especially this year in what’s truly been a breakout season for the Orioles slugger. Jon Lester is not one of those pitchers Davis sees much success against.
Lester will take the ball for the Red Sox in the series finale as Boston looks to sweep away the O’s who are running out of time to make a run in the American...
Manny Machado's one-out double in the top of the third inning drove in a pair of runs and helped lift the Orioles to a 3-2 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Boston took two of three in the series.
Jon Lester lacked sharpness, but pitched six innings giving up three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four.
In one of their most exciting series of the year with so much swirling around the big Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers trade from the last August, Boston got the edge this time around. Pitching for the Red Sox dominated the series as John Lackey, Jon Lester and Jake Peavy all turned in solid performances as Boston took two out of three from the Dodgers in their first trip...
(Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)They had their chances, but Boston's key clutch hitters—Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz—went 0-8 last night in a tough 3-2 loss to Baltimore. Terriffic young O's hurler Chris Tillman was able to stifle every potential Sox rally, while Jon Lester pitched well enough to lose. A key 2-out walk led to two runs and that was all she wrote...