Saturday, August 29, 2009

Buchholz Lives Up to the Hype

Ever since Clay Buchholz burst onto the scene with a no-hitter in his first major league game, speculation and hype followed. Buchholz was the next can't miss prospect; a front of the rotation guy for the future. His struggles last season alienated many fans and made others question if he could be a star in the bigs. His performance tonight showed that he has arrived. Much like Jon Lester did from the second half of '07 on, Buchholz is now looking like he can have continued success in the majors. Tonight he pitched 8 1/3 innings, giving up just 3 hits while striking out 9.

The Red Sox offense put up 3 runs on 10 hits which proved to be enough run support for Buchholz. Papelbon finally had a smooth outing and was able to pick up his 32nd save of the year.

Red Sox Win 3-2 BOX SCORE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Blue Jays 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 1
Red Sox 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 10 0


Red Sox Sonoma August 29, 2009 at 9:22 PM  

With Tazawa taking his turn in the barrel the other night and then getting sent back down to rookie league, Wakefield hurting again, and who knows what’s up with Commander Kick Ass, the Sox needed a good game from Buchholz tonight, and he delivered. Tonight he tossed what was probably his 2nd best game ever in the big leagues. Buchholz has three wins this season, all of them against the Toronto. I guess you could say he’s got the BJ’s by the balls.

Matt August 29, 2009 at 9:36 PM  


Beckett has an ERA over 10 against the Jays...go figure?

Shelley August 30, 2009 at 5:44 AM  

We all know I am a HUGE Clay Buchholz fan. His performance last night is just the reason why. He doesn't always show it to us...but the kid has pitching genius in him. A whole bunch of his pitches were just nasty, filthy good last night.

And just think...he's young and still developing. Just imagine how much better he could still get.


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