Farrell not concerned with Buchholz velocity

Farrell not concerned with Buchholz velocity
April 7, 2014, 7:00 pm
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BOSTON -- Though Clay Buchholz seemed to be missing his best stuff on Saturday night, John Farrell said on Monday that he was not concerned.

"It was [expected]," Farrell said of Buchholz's velocity, which topped out in the low 90s a handful of times in a 7-6 loss to the Brewers. "Just going back to Saturday night, that was location-related if you ask me."

Buchholz lasted 4.1 innings and allowed six earned runs on 13 hits. According to BrooksBaseball.net, the righty's fastball averaged 90.75 miles per hour, while his sinker was at 90.35 and his cutter sat at 86.87.

Farrell said that Buchholz came away from the rocky start with no physical ailments, and is still scheduled to make his next start against the Yankees in the Bronx later this week.

"He's on track," Farrell said. "Bullpen tomorrow, his normal third day. He'll be ready to go."