Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed
that Jake Peavy will start Game 3 when the World Series shifts to St. Louis on
Saturday, with Clay Buchholz expected to take the mound for Game 4.
Buchholz has been recently dealing with arm fatigue and has not pitched well
this postseason, having permitted 10 runs and 19 hits in 16 2/3 innings over
three starts. Farrell told reporters during a press conference prior to
Thursday's Game 2, however, that the team still plans on the right-hander
opening Sunday's matchup at Busch Stadium.
"Well, everything that he's going through right now is indicating that he will
start on Sunday," said Farrell. "There's been nothing that has happened since
we spoke yesterday here or with Clay that would indicate otherwise. So we
fully expect him to go."
When healthy, Buchholz had been Boston's best pitcher during the regular
season, compiling a 12-1 record with a stellar 1.74 earned run average over 16
starts despite missing a good portion of the year with a strained neck.
Peavy, acquired by the Red Sox from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal
at the non-waiver trade deadline in late July, also struggled in his most
recent outing. The veteran righty was tagged for seven runs in just three
innings in Boston's 7-3 loss to Detroit in Game 4 of the ALDS.
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