Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz has been dealing with tightness in his right shoulder, but manager John Farrell said he will start Game 4 of the World Series anyway. Today, Buchholz reiterated to the media that he isn’t feeling 100 percent, but “this time of year, you don’t expect anybody to be 100 percent.” (via Jayson Stark)
Buchholz said there was also “a little bit of rust” during his bullpen session today. The problem, though, isn’t pain, but rather mechanics:
Buchholz: “There’s not a whole lot of discomfort. The ball’s just not coming out of my hand the way it did in spring training or early”
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) October 26, 2013
As for the Cardinals, they will be sending out Lance Lynn to start Game 4.