SAN FRANCISCO — Clay Buchholz threw 61 pitches in a four-inning simulated game this afternoon. He faced teammates David Ross, Mike Napoli, and Xander Bogaerts.
Buchholz looked to be throwing pretty well, mixing in all of his pitches. His strike percentage went up significantly after the first inning.
Also, Ryan Dempster said he will not appeal his five-game suspension. So he could pitch a week from today when the Red Sox return to Fenway Park.