22 May 2006

Pedroia/ Buchholz Update, No. 10



Update time...

DUSTIN PEDROIA | 2B/ SS | B:R T:R | 22 YO | AAA PAW.

_____________BA_______OBP______SLG_______HR_______BB_______SO______SB
2006_______.241______.336_____.339________1_______16________14_______0


Pretty rough week for Pedroia, which saw his BA/ OBP both drop by around 20 pts. each. He's not making any consistent contact, and isn't driving the ball. There is some hope, however, at the start of a new update- Dustin's best game came yesterday in Scranton/ Wilkes Barre, where he went 2-for-5 with a 2B, a 3B, a run scored and 2 RBI in the PawSox win.

No new word on Lowrie in extended Spring Training- mL injury updates are real tough to come by.


CLAY BUCHHOLZ | SP | B:L T:R | 21 YO | MID-A GVL.

__________ERA______SO______BB______H______IP______HR
2006_____3.29______29_______8_____28_____27.1______3


Clay's 6th start of the season came Saturday in West Virginia against the Power, a game the Drive lost 13-4. Clay had his second straight poor start of the season, getting roughed up even worse than last outing.

Clay's line: 4 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, HR

OUT DISTRIBUTION
GB: 5
FB: 2
SO: 5


Hard to say if this is just a struggle, or maybe a dead arm period- or if it's recurrence of injury. That being said, his BB and HR rates are (naturally) up over the last two starts, and his K rate is lowering. After two starts, not anything to be overly concerned with, but hopefully he can rebound in his next start to get back on track.

Clay's next scheduled start is May 25th at home against the Greensboro Grasshoppers, The Florida Marlins Sally affiliate. Greensboro's big offensive star is IF Gabriel Sanchez, leading the team with a 1.109 OPS. OF Jeffrey Van Houten (awesome name) and C Andrew Jenkins are the other offensive standouts, with OPSs above 800.

Keep in mind- the Red Sox have scheduled skipped starts during the season that are unrelated to injury. Clay may be in line for one- I'm not sure of their methodology for when they get implemented.

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Tuesday, May 2nd
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Wednesday, May 10th
Tuesday, May 16th
Thursday, May 18th

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