Per Heidi Watney's Twitter feed, regarding Clay Buchholz's simulated game: Buchholz said he felt fine. Threw 30 pitches to hitters at about 85-90%. Will take it up a notch Thursday or Friday.
Tito with the Big Show on Adrian Gonzalez : "He's going to play tonight." Stiffened up yesterday, going to be okay.
It's probably not a good sign that Kevin Youkilis was on the same flight back to Boston I was on.
Bowden will be called up for today; Atchison back to Pawtucket.
Ryan Lavarnway has been optioned back to Pawtucket; Scott Atchison has been recalled to Boston as a relief pitcher for this weekend's series against the A's.
Something to think about as we near the home stretch: as of today, the Red Sox have just 14 road games left on their schedule, while the Yankees have just 14 home games left on their schedule.
Jacoby Ellsbury has bruise, but no structural damage to back, according to tests this morning. Doesn't expect to be out for long.
Ellsbury CF. Aviles SS. Gonzalez 1B. Pedroia 2B. Lowrie 3B. Lavarnway DH. Crawford LF. Saltalamacchia C. McDonald RF.
"Despite allowing a run that lost the chance at Tim Wakefield's 200th career win, Alfredo Aceves. . . ."