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Clay Buchholz exits game with neck tightness

Jun 8, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

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Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz had to leave tonight’s game against the Angels in the seventh inning. He had been pitching well, limiting the Angels to two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four in six and two-thirds innings.

NESN’s live blog described the scenario:

9:59 p.m., Red Sox 7-2: Clay Buchholz is coming out of this ballgame. John Farrell and the trainer came out to check on Buchholz, who could be seen stretching out his right arm during the seventh inning. It’s unclear what is wrong with the right-hander, but Farrell certainly isn’t going to take any chances.

Ken Rosenthal clarified that it was a neck injury.

Buchholz is carrying a league-best 1.71 ERA, so losing him for any length of time would be a heavy blow to the Red Sox. We will know more about the severity of the issue once the team releases more information.

  1. randygnyc - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    He’ll rub a little lotion on it and be fine. Maybe some cream too

    • drewzducks - Jun 9, 2013 at 2:17 AM

      Maybe you can provide him with McNamee’s phone #

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 9, 2013 at 2:42 AM

        the bluejays should have his number on speed dial

    • theskinsman - Jun 9, 2013 at 6:44 PM

      Maybehhe can get some from HGH Andy?

  2. Glenn - Jun 9, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    I get those injuries,too. Usually while sleeping. But I am middle-aged – actually closer to death than birth. Guessing Clay pitches his next start (can’t spell Buchholz – almost as hard as Yastrzemski.)

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 9, 2013 at 2:43 AM

      life is a crap shoot, you can live another 45 years or get run over by a bus like the bluejays did this season and have it all end in one moment.

  3. theskinsman - Jun 9, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Or you can have 230 million in salary, sweat how many players get nailed with the current PED mess…and still be behind Boston.

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