|Red Sox RHP Buchholz to get 1st major league start against Angels|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 16 August 2007 13:39|
Buchholz, who is averaging nearly 13 strikeouts per nine innings in 22 minor league games this season, will become the ninth pitcher to start a game for the Red Sox this season.
The 23-year-old Buchholz was 7-2 with a 1.77 ERA in 16 games with Double-A Portland before being promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket. There, he was 1-1 with a 3.26 ERA in six starts.
Buchholz was the 42nd player selected in the 2005 draft, a sandwich pick Boston received when Pedro Martinez signed with the New York Mets.
Right-hander John Lackey (15-7) is scheduled to start for the Angels.
Game 2 of the four-game weekend series Friday will pit Boston's Josh Beckett (15-5) against the Angels' Ervin Santana (5-11).