Buchholz to Double-A
Immediately after the game, Clay Buchholz was optioned to Double-A Portland. This can’t come as a surprise to anyone. Even Buchholz admitted he knew he was done if he didn’t pitch well tonight.
With the off-days coming up Thursday and Monday, the Red Sox won’t need that spot in the rotation for a while. For now, they should be able to get by with Beckett, Lester, Dice-K and Byrd with Wake filling out the rotation as early as next week.