July 12, 2009

Buchholz Will Start On Friday

Clay Buchholz will be activated and start against the Blue Jays in Toronto on Friday, when the Red Sox return from the All-Star break. Terry Francona announced the decision in his post-game conference this afternoon.

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After typing that, I went to Extra Bases, where I figured I could get a link. And I see Adam Kilgore has posted this 15 minutes ago:
Clay Buchholz will start for the Red Sox Friday night against the Blue Jays, the team's first game after the All-Star break, Sox manager Terry Francona announced after this afternoon's game at Fenway Park.
Yikes! Not word-for-word, but pretty close.

Buchholz has a 2.11 ERA in 16 games (15 starts) for Pawtucket.

10 comments:

redsock said...

Rotoworld says:
"The Red Sox are expected to send him right back down after the game. They want a sixth starter for the week because both Josh Beckett and Tim Wakefield will represent the AL in the All-Star Game."

Hmmmmm.....

SoSock said...

Not sure about this, may be time to keep him up.

redsock said...

Obviously, I did not see any post-game, but it doesn't look like Roto is quoting anyone. So who knows?

With Buchholz on Friday and Lowell and Lowrie likely over the weekend (or at least the Dr.), there should be a small flurry of moves.

If Roto can be believed:

Friday: HH up, Bates down
Saturday: Lowell up, HH down
Then: Lowrie up, [Lugo DFA?]

But if HH stays, who goes when Lowell returns? Kinda got to be a pitcher. I wouldn't miss Saito. Maybe a trade.

9casey said...

redsock said...


But if HH stays, who goes when Lowell returns? Kinda got to be a pitcher. I wouldn't miss Saito. Maybe a trade.



Masterson, must still have options...

redsock said...

I can't see them optioning Masterson.

charlie pioli said...

I Can't wait to see Clay at the 3A allstar game in Portland on Wednesday. It's the closest I'll ever get to the sox this season.

andy said...

The 3A game, nationwide or regional?

andy said...

I think it leaves HH with nothing to lose by announcing this is just for one game. No pressure. Of course if he throws a perfect game he won't be returning to Pawtucket just yet.

James said...

Is there any talk about trading Masterson? He seems like a good number 3 starter, but I don't know that he'll ever get that chance in Boston. It seems like maybe we could get someone with some real value for him, and then slot Buchholz in his pen spot.

charlie pioli said...

It's nation wide. The Pacific Coast League plays the International League (Redsox).