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Vern Cotter says Scotland must become masters of their own destiny when they face Argentina this weekend.Scotland came within touching distance of a famous win over Australia at Murrayfield last weekend only to slip to a narrow 23-22 defeat.But Cotter was frustrated as his side contributed to their own downfall by welcoming the Wallabies forward in the closing stages.Despite having the opportunity to hold Michael Cheikas team at bay, Scotland succumbed late on to Bernard Foleys decisive kick.It was another painful lesson for a side who have made a habit of suffering defeats from winning positions in recent years. Cotter has spent the week since making clear to his players that the Pumas are just as capable of pouncing if they are also let loose, but believes the penny has dropped.He said: Nobody likes losing, but the honesty within the group first thing on Monday was a down-to-earth analysis of what did we actually contribute to that game. It was a very close-cut thing, only one point, but we were pretty tough on ourselves that Monday and the players were pretty tough on themselves.We dont want to contribute to the same extent against Argentina. Were looking at discipline, decision-making close to the line, not precipitating things, taking time, waiting for structure to be in place and then power up on them.I thought defensively we did well at the weekend and we want to improve our set-piece defence. Australia scored two tries from set-piece last weekend. It was the first hit-out in the autumn and there were things that we focused on.Now the players are determined to do better. We know Argentina are very dangerous with the ball, so wed like to keep it away from them at times for as long as we can.We are making sure there is clear understanding of what we want to achieve this week, trying to keep them away from the ball and hopefully were going to positively determine the outcome by doing that.Last weeks defeat hurt more than just Scottish pride. Richie Gray was left with a suspected concussion following a bruising encounter while flanker John Hardie is still nursing knee, ankle and head injuries which could rule him out until the new year.The latters injury has opened the door for Edinburgh back-rower Magnus Bradbury to make his international debut at blindside, although there is no room for his South Africa-born club-mate Cornell Du Preez, a late call up earlier this week.Cotter - who has also recalled hooker Fraser Brown, lock Grant Gilchrist and wing Tommy Seymour to his starting line-up - admits the injuries are a frustration but believes Bradbury is ready to grasp his big opportunity.Magnus was named originally because hes been playing well for his club, he said. Hes impressed us in training and now with a couple of injuries, he gets a chance.Were playing a team that moves the ball pretty quickly. Magnus is athletic and well balanced between attack and defence, hes not a one-dimensional player. 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But in his last five outings (two starts, three relief appearances), the right-hander has allowed four runs on 14 hits with four walks and 13 strikeouts over 15 1/3 innings for a 2.35 ERA.And he has allowed two runs over 12 1/3 innings in his last two starts.Of course, there is a new twist to Buchholz. Hes working full time out of the stretch now.The reduction of body parts moving allows him to repeat his delivery more consistently, said Farrell. It has allowed his release point to be the same. Hes executing a high number of pitches.The rebounding Buchholz might not be the biggest question facing the Red Sox Tuesday night as they oppose Padres right-handed starter Paul Clemens, who is 1-4 with a 4.79 ERA since joining the Padres on June 28 as a waiver claim froom the Florida Marlins.dddddddddddd.The Red Sox have scored one run over two straight losses after scoring 35 runs in three wins before that. When Chris Young homered as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of a 2-1 loss to the Padres Monday afternoon at Petco Park, it snapped a run of 16 straight scoreless innings by the Red Sox -- their longest scoreless innings streak of the season.Clemens might be the perfect medicine for the Red Sox short slump.On the season, Clemens has a 4.93 ERA and has allowed 10 homers in a total of 45 2/3 innings.Opposing batters have hit .277 against Clemens since he joined the Padres. He has given up five homers in 35 2/3 innings and has allowed fewer than three earned runs in only three of his first seven starts with the Padres while pitching into the sixth inning only once. His average start as a Padre has lasted 4 1/3 innings.Last Wednesday, Clemens lasted only three innings in Atlanta, although he allowed only one earned run (two total) on four hits and two walks. He needed 82 pitches to negotiate the three innings.He has to be more efficient, said Padres manager Andy Green. Its very difficult to be successful to be a starter when you are continually working behind in the count and throwing upwards of 20 pitches an inning. That taxes not only the starter, but usually the bullpen.The Padres like Clemens stuff, particularly the breaking ball. ' ' '

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