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Buchholz hopes to pitch in playoffs

Posted on: September 17, 2011 2:41 pm
Edited on: September 17, 2011 4:14 pm
 
Clay BuchholzBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz would like to pitch in the playoffs -- if the Red Sox make it there.

Buchholz threw 30 pitches off the bullpen mound on Saturday, his first side session since he was shut down in July with a stress fracture in the lower back. He'll throw another bullpen, or even a simulated game, on Monday or Tuesday, Buchholz told reporters, including CBSSports.com senior writer Danny Knobler.

If Buchholz can come back, it's unlikely he'd be ready to start, but he could pitch out of the bullpen.

"My thought process hasn't ever been pitching in the regular season. I want to be back for the playoffs," Buchholz told reporters. "If we get to that point, and I feel good enough to pitch in that last (regular-season) series, then we'll see where I'm at. But my goal is to pitch in the playoffs and try to help this team win."

Buchholz, 27, was 6-3 with a 3.48 ERA in 14 starts this season. In his lone postseason start, in the 2009 ALDS against the Angels, he allowed six hits and two earned runs in five innings of a loss to Los Angeles.

Last season, when the Red Sox didn't make the playoffs, Buchholz broke out with a 17-7 record and 2.33 ERA, finishing sixth in American League Cy Young voting.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:40 pm
 

Buchholz hopes to pitch in playoffs

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Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: September 18, 2011 11:05 am
 

Buchholz hopes to pitch in playoffs


Has he signed on with the Rays?  Tongue out



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: September 18, 2011 5:55 am
 

Buchholz hopes to pitch in playoffs

In order for Buchollz to pitch in the playoffs, first they must MAKE the playoffs. They can still do it, but not by playing they way they have been this month. This is the wrong time for a losing streak.



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Buchholz hopes to pitch in playoffs

Chopper you can't blindly state the Sox are 'too soft' without a reason.  Also last time I checked, Terry doesn't make 'boneheaded calls'.  What ever team you root for, including the yankees if that is the case, would take Francona in a second. 



Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Buchholz hopes to pitch in playoffs

in regards to him finally showing up and the red  sox being to soft, what a tool bag



Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Buchholz hopes to pitch in playoffs

duh,duh,duh, duhhhhhhhhhhhh!




Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Buchholz hopes to pitch in playoffs

I'll be honest, I am a Red Sox fan, not a diehard, but a regular fan. Watching this team now, make the playoffs or not make the playoffs, it doesn't matter. At this point they are a non contender. Too many injuries and the pitching staff is falling apart here late in the season. They would end up playing Detroit in the first round and Detroit can't lose while the Red Sox can't win. As long as the Yankees don't win, I really don't care who does.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Buchholz hopes to pitch in playoffs

Boston right-hander would like to pitch in the playoffs -- if the make it there.

Buchholz threw 30 pitches off the bullpen mound on Saturday, his first side session since he was shut down in July with a stress fracture in the lower back. He'll throw another bullpen, or even a simulated game, on Monday or Tuesday, .

If Buchholz can come back, it's unlikely he'd be ready to start, but he could pitch out of the bullpen.

"My thought process hasn't ever been pitching in the regular season. I want to be back for the playoffs," Buchholz told the Herald. "If we get to that point, and I feel good enough to pitch in that last (regular-season) series, then we'll see where I'm at. But my goal is to pitch in the playoffs and try to help this team win."

Buchholz, 27, was 6-3 with a 3.48 ERA in 14 starts this season. In his lone postseason start, in the 2009 ALDS against the , he allowed six hits and two earned runs in five innings of a loss to Los Angeles.

Last season, when the Red Sox didn't make the playoffs, Buchholz broke out with a 17-7 record and 2.33 ERA, finishing sixth in American League Cy Young voting

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d. That's the the best rotation in the AL playoffs. If Bard can rebound, they'll be fine. Boston could care less about winning the division. They've won a WS as a wild-card and being one is hardly much of a disadvantage.

Tampa won't pass Boston because they're not good enough. They've been playing loose, but now that it's close, we'll see Madden overmanage games and they'll drop back. Last night's loss was a killer.

Boston should get Buchholtz work in the last week. Even one start would help. Buchholtz must start in the post-season, if they want to advance. Even if he goes 5 and Lackey's relieves, it would be huge.

Buchholz had a similiar injury to David Wright.He was out a little less than 2 months, then came back with a vengeance. Clay could be a huge factor in the post-season. In fact, he could be THE difference maker.


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