NECN's Mike Giardi interviewed Red Sox pitching prospects Clay Buchholz and Michael Bowden about their status as pitchers who are dominating in Triple-A but appear to have no obvious path to the majors thanks to a deep and talented Red Sox pitching staff. While Bowden (3-3, 2.48 ERA in Pawtucket) told NECN that he was willing to bide his time and wait in the Sox organization for an opening, Buchholz (4-0, 1.75 ERA entering tonight) seems to feel greater urgency about returning to the major leagues.
"Everybody knows that this game doesn’t last forever, for a pitcher especially," Buchholz told NECN. "It can be any one pitch that you throw. You can blow out and your career can be over or you could have a year-and-a-half setback. It’s really hard to come back from something like that. I feel like I don’t want to waste bullets here whenever I do feel ready to actually be there, help the team win and get to the postseason, win another World Series.
"I’m physically healthy to be up there and be able to help that team," Buchholz continued. "If not (the Red Sox), then I want be in the big leagues and I do want to be go where I’ll be able to play and go and pitch every fifth day."
For more on the conversations of both pitchers, visit the Full Count Blog.
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