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Clay Buchholz scratched from Sunday’s start due to illness

Apr 30, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

Clay Buchholz AP

Clay Buchholz was scratched from tomorrow’s start against the Mariners due to illness, according to Sam Dykstra of

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Buchholz was sent home last night due to “intestinal turmoil,” which aside from sounding really painful, would actually be a pretty awesome name for a metal band.

Tim Wakefield will get the call for the spot start tomorrow while Buchholz will be pushed back to start Monday’s series opener against the Angels.

Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the Mariners have caught a break here. Buchholz has a 5.33 ERA and 15/16 K/BB ratio over his first five starts this season.

  1. frankvzappa - Apr 30, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    no more Taco Bell for you, Buchholz

  2. dirtyharry1971 - May 1, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Would love to see seatle sweep here, i think their odds are pretty good as both buckholz and wakefield suck arse

    • aceshigh11 - May 1, 2011 at 8:23 PM

      Wow, what a tough guy you are. You must hang out with Mickey Rourke.

  3. aceshigh11 - May 1, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    I think Clay is sick over the Sox pathetic play so far.

    I am too. No trips to Fenway for me this year.

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