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Clay Buchholz dealing with arm fatigue; will start game 4

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04:39 PM ET 10.24 | The Boston Red Sox took apart the St. Louis Cardinals last night in an exciting Game 1 victory. Well it was exciting if you were pulling for the Red Sox, not that great if you happened to be a St. Louis Cardinal's fan. Anyway, game 2 kicks off tonight and will feature John Lackey up against rookie sensation Michael Wacha. Clay Buchholz was originally supposed to start game 3 of the series when it first hit St. Louis. But after dealing with a physical issue the last couple of days, he was finally scratched from that start and it was handed to Jake Peavy. After last night's win against the St. Louis Cardinals, Buchholz spoke to reporters. Of course him being moved from game 3 to game 4 was the topic of discussion and he finally revealed he was dealing with arm fatigue.

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October 24, 2013  11:28 PM ET

Okay, things look much better tonight. I'll take a split in Boston. Wacha is a freak with nerves of steel. I'm really starting to like him and the other young fireballers.

I don't think the Cardinals are going to see Buchholz in this series.

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October 25, 2013  08:01 AM ET

Good game last night except for that one half inning, Breslow reminded me a lot of Bronson Arroyo trying to field the ball...he even got a head shake from Farrell just like the one Bronson got from Theo.
Wacha had great stuff and nice control, the Cards look SO smart now for letting Phat Al go and getting the pick for Wacha instead. Lackey really had a decent game and may have gotten pulled too soon.
Buch's problems suck because a Bosox win in the first game in StL would shift the pressure back the other way, and Peavy has been a little flaky lately.

October 25, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Okay, things look much better tonight. I'll take a split in Boston. Wacha is a freak with nerves of steel. I'm really starting to like him and the other young fireballers. I don't think the Cardinals are going to see Buchholz in this series.

As a Red Sox fan I'm very impressed with the young hurlers the Cards have on their pitching staff.

October 25, 2013  01:58 PM ET
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As a Red Sox fan I'm very impressed with the young hurlers the Cards have on their pitching staff.

I've been a baseball fan for over 4 decades. I don't ever remember seeing anything like this. The Cardinals have Wacha, Miller, Rosenthal, Seigrist, Martinez, Lyons, and Kelly. They are all talented pitchers, all 25 or under, and all capable of being quality big league starters. That means there are 10 potental starters on the Cards roster for next year when you throw in Wainwright, Lynn, and Garcia. I don't think Lynn and Garcia are long for the Cardinals organization. I think they will be the odd men out. The only reason Miller's not in the rotation for the playoffs is because he's bumping up against the innings limit they gave him for the year. Why risk him when there are very good alternatives?

I'm very excited about the Cardinals prospects for the next few years. Great pitching can take you a very long way. I had to be convinced these kids were as good as advertised. I've been convinced with them doing so well in a pressure packed season and now on the biggest stage of all.

 
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