According to a report from ESPN, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has been scratched from his World Series Game 3 start due to shoulder issues.
BREAKING: Clay Buchholz will not start for Red Sox in Game 3 of World Series. Jake Peavy will start for Boston.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 24, 2013
Jake Peavy has been tapped to take the start in his place.
If Buchholz is unable to go, Boston will most likely turn to LHP Felix Doubront to start Game 4. Doubront went 11-6 for the Red Sox this season with a 4.32 ERA, 139 strikeouts and 71 walks in 162.1 innings.
Doubront pitched 2.1 innings against the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS and gave up one hit.
Buchholz has had mixed success so far this postseason. In his first start against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS he went 6 innings and gave up 3 earned runs. He was knocked around by the Tigers in his first start of the ALCS, going 5.2 innings and giving up 5 earned – but the Red Sox still won the game 6-5. In his last start, Buchholz went 5 innings and up gave just two earned runs in a 5-2 Game 6 victory.
Boston won Game 1 of the World Series 8-1 over St. Louis behind a stellar outing from Jon Lester and big hits from Mike Napoli and David Ortiz.