Sunday, July 12, 2009

Interesting news out of Fenway this afternoon

Francona just announced, after the game with Kansas City, that Clay Buchholz is starting Friday, followed by Penny and Lester in Toronto, then Smoltz, Beckett and Wakefield in Texas.

They're trying to make sure that people know when they are going to throw. With the uncertainty of when or if or how much Beckett and Wakefield throw on Tuesday, they've slotted it so that Buccholz goes on Friday (his normal day), everyone else knows when they have to throw, and Beckett and Wakefield get full rest even if they pitch on Tuesday.

I love this organization. I love the foresight and creativity that goes into a decision like this and I love the depth that enables it.

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