You Had a Bad Day

Boston Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz tugs on his cap after giving up his second two-run home run against Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth inning during their spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday March 31, 2009. Buchholz lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up six earned runs on nine hits.

Things Didn't Go Clay's Way, So He's Probably Going Away

"Because you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride"

-- Daniel Powter

...But Sox Rally Back Against AL Champs: Boston 8, Tampa 7
'Tek Turns Up the Power with 3-Run HR
Old Friend Gabe Kapler Is Good for a Double
Buch Tagged for 6 Runs, 9 Hits, 5 1-3 Innings
Clay's ERA Jumps from 0.46 to 2.52

"If Penny's ready to go, they're going to give him the ball and I'll start in Pawtucket. And if not, I'm the next guy in line. So, I'm just going to keep coming out every day and doing work and hopefully something good'll happen. Something'll come out of it." -- Clay Buchholz is probably getting on that bus

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Wily Mo Pena of the Washington Nationals reacts after striking out. Gary Sheffield waiting to bat during spring training
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Just In Case J.D. Can't Go, You Never Know

Wily Mo Pena Released, 499 Sheff, Too

"I wouldn't say I'm shocked, but I am surprised. To do this when somebody is one home run away ... I don't know how to react to it." -- Sheffield to The Oakland Press of Pontiac

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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