Friday, August 17, 2007

Clay Buchholz picks up win in MLB debut

Red Sox - 8
Angels - 4

W: Buchholz (1-0)
L: Lackey (15-7)
S: Papelbon (29)

Clay Buchholz picked up his first win in a Red Sox uniform in game 1 of Friday's twinbill against the Angels. Buchholz struck out five allowing only three earned runs over six innings. He got plenty of run support as the Red Sox exploded early in the game scoring six runs in the 1st inning. David Ortiz (20) and Dustin Pedroia (6) both hit home runs and JD Drew went 3-for-5 with a triple and an RBI to lead the offense. Doug Mirabelli got injured running the bases early and had to be pulled from the game, straining his right calf. Jason Varitek played the rest of the game. This caused a ton of roster moves and changes. Catcher Kevin Cash of AAA Pawtucket is being flown in from Ottowa to start game 2. Clay Buchholz was sent back to AAA as expected, Brendan Donnelly was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40 man roster and Bobby Kielty will be called up from AAA tommorow. Wily Mo Pena was traded to Washington for cash considerations and a player to be named later. Game 2 is on at 7:05, Josh Beckett will take the mound.

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