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His progress slowed, Clay Buchholz is still not
100 percent and won't throw a bullpen Sunday, thus taking him out of
"It's getting better every day," said Buchholz. "(But) I'm
sort of at a point now where if I was to get off a mound, I think I
would regress because I haven't really cut loose with anything playing
catch, just for that reason. I don't want to take a step back. I'd
rather be at a point where I'm comfortable letting loose.''
Buchholz last pitched on June 8 and felt some stiffness in
his neck while twisting to make an awkward fielding play on the mound.
"From the beginning, I wasn't really worried about it
being something that was going to take a really long time," said
Buchholz. "It's definitely going to take longer than I wanted it to
take, either way. I'm trying to be as smart as I can with it, keeping
everybody in the loop with how it feels, the progression each day.
That's where I'm at right now.''
CSNNE: Buchholz still ailing, won't pitch Tuesday
DAMMIT! This is getting frustrating. Just put him on the 15-day DL and stop playing this "Buchholz is scratched from his next start" ****.
That's pretty much all I have to say about that.
Oh, and Mike Napoli went back to Boston to be examined for his nausea and dizziness.
On Page 2, Something a little better. The Sox beat Baltimore!
It looked to be a long day for John Lackey in the first inning at
Camden Yards Saturday. The first four Baltimore Orioles all reached base
with hard-hit balls and quickly grabbed a 2-0 lead.
But just as quickly, Lackey turned the day around and allowed just
three more hits through the seventh inning in what was probably his
second-best outing of the season, leading to a 5-4 Red Sox victory.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Red Sox and gave
them just their second win in six tries agains the Orioles this
The Sox overcame the early 2-0 deficit with a two-run homer from Mike
Carp and a run-scoring double from Stephen Drew in the fourth.
Boston added a manufactured run on a single, stolen base, sacrifice
and groundout in the fifth and got a solo homer from Jonny Gomes in the
sixth to close out the scoring.
CSNNE: Sox finally solve Orioles, 5-4
Who would have thought, at least since 10 years ago, that we would be reading a headline of "Sox finally solve Orioles"? Baltimore is giving the Sox all sorts of trouble and it is frustrating to watch. I have grown such a dislike for this Baltimore team over the past two years.
I used to feel bad for them when the Sox would embarrass them year after year, and now I just hate them. As long as Showalter is managing in Baltimore, I will hate that team.