Oct 12, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz (11) delivers a pitch during the first inning in game two of the American League Championship Series baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Clay Buchholz will take the mound Game 4, dealing with arm fatigue


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. Anyways, 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 what he was dealing with.

“Just a little big of fatigue setting in. You get ready to go in spring training and you get throwing ready off a mound and then you have the whole month and a half to throw and catch in games. The secondary spring training for me was pretty much three rehab starts then straight back into the mix. If there is a reason for velocity jumps and velocity drops I think that would be the reason for it.” Clay Buchholz told WEEI.com.

Buchholz has been announced for Game 4 for Boston, but St. Louis hasn’t announced who will start for them. It could possibly be either Joe Kelly or Shelby Miller.

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