Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Jeff Bailey Up, Pauley Back Down

Jeff Bailey was called up from the PawSox tonight to give the Sox a backup for Youk and Casey. If Youk needs a break Lowrie can play third and Cora can go to short, if Casey needs a break Bailey can come in at first. Bailey is also a good bat to have on the bench for pinch hit situations late in the game (like when Tek comes up.)

David Pauley was called up in case the Sox needed some relief help tonight after the long outings for most of the pen last night. Since he was sent down today that leaves Buchholz in the rotation. I think Theo and Tito were hoping that Zink could stay longer and take a spot in the rotation with Byrd, but after last night they have decided to stick with Buchholz (this guy has had more chances than Steve Howe.) Who knows what will happen if Clay has another train wreck on the mound, which at this point seems likely.


Red Sox Sonoma August 13, 2008 at 9:06 PM  

Probable pitchers ( has Bucholz starting on Sunday 08/17 @ Fenway against Burnett & Toronto. This is not good.

Musical minor leaguers on a merry-go-round today?

Heretic,  August 13, 2008 at 9:21 PM  

How about moving Clay to the pen?

It seemed like Masterson was starting to acclimate himself well as a starter, while Clay tends to have 2-3 good innings before imploding. I don't see why Masterson is in the pen and Clay is still a starter...

Let Clay shore up the bullpen this year and give him another spin as a starter next year I say.

Soxlosophy August 13, 2008 at 10:47 PM  

Youkilis is a bit shaky at third; his soft hands at first seem to calcify on the other side of the diamond. Not a great arm, either.

Bailey doesn't play third, (i don't think), and so doesn't help out too much on that front.

And i'm not giving up on Clay yet; he is striking out one per inning. (Though i'll grant that it takes 3 outs to retire the side.)


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