Red Sox - 001 000 000 - 1 6 0Clay went only 4.
Rangers - 001 200 00x - 3 10 0
Green donged, but what else? Fuck all!
Day off - clear our heads.
Clay Buchholz (1.59, 292 ERA+) / Dustin Nippert (5.40, 82 ERA+)
Update: Vicente Padilla (4.67, 95 ERA+) scratched, flu-like symptoms. Nippert has pitched in four games this season, all in July, two starts and two relief: 10 innings, 13 hits, 4 walks, 8 strikeouts.
Also: Adam LaRoche will join the team in Boston on Friday. The Yankees beat the Orioles 6-4 this afternoon.
Adam Kilgore, Globe:
On Friday, Clay Buchholz walked around the Red Sox clubhouse in Toronto and shook hands with some of his closest teammates. ... "Hopefully I'll see you soon," Buchholz told them. ...
Buchholz [had] assumed he would rejoin Boston in September or maybe next season.
Buchholz has thrown 104.2 innings total this season, and the Red Sox wanted him to take a scheduled, one-start sabbatical. He would rest for two days and then resume his usual throwing schedule.
The next day, Buchholz received a call from a Sox official telling him to throw. A day later, he was told to throw a complete bullpen session. "I sort of knew what was going on without them telling me."
1 PM: Orioles/Yankees.
Tim Wakefield, on the "sharp pain in my glute area":
I felt a little twinge on Friday on my way to Toronto, and I had a lot of work to do that day - threw a simulated game. I felt fine, but just afterwards it just tightened up on me. ... I've been getting treatment every day. ... It's just a minor setback.Wake said he was "very confident" that he will be 100% by the time he is eligible to come off the DL on August 2 -- his 43rd birthday.
It happens, man. It's not always going to be roses and flowers. We go through this every year. There will be a point we'll get out of it. You just have to keep on fighting.