Originally Posted by JB98
More than likely, yes. I don't know why Jake's health is such a concern. He led the staff in innings pitched in 2012, and it seems that back problem was just a blip. He had good stuff his last outing. I don't think he's any more likely to get hurt than any other pitcher in MLB.
As for the game tonight, the Sox gave another one away with poor defense. It's a familiar refrain. For me, that's a bigger concern than the offense. This team would be above .500 -- bad offense and all -- if these bums could just catch the ball.
At this point I wouldn't be surprised if Herm Schneider ended up on the DL. Hopefully you are right, I'm just concerned that Peavy will try to push himself too hard too fast if his back isn't 100%.