// Clay Buchholz

Why is Clay Buchholz the Fifth Man in the Rotation?

The Red Sox starting rotation seems to be set for the beginning of the regular season. Jon Lester will take the mound on March 31st, followed by John Lackey, Felix Doubront, Jake Peavy, and Clay Buchholz in the fifth spot. Yes, this is what John Farrell and Juan Nieves decided. I am not sure I […]

Masahiro Tanaka prefers Boston, New York or Los Angeles

According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has narrowed his ideal places to play in Major League Baseball to three cities: Boston, New York and Los Angeles. We’ve heard that the Red Sox could be a dark horse candidate for the 25-year old right-handed pitcher, but how realistic would […]

Even with Surplus Starting Pitching, Red Sox Should Stand Pat

A quick glance at the Red Sox roster and you will see six quality starters on the Red Sox roster with five spots to fill. With an extra starter it would make sense to trade a veteran arm (Jake Peavy, John Lackey or Ryan Dempster) to free up some cap space in order to focus […]

Jonny Gomes Powers Red Sox to Even World Series at 2-2

With two down and two runners on in the sixth inning, Jonny Gomes came up to the plate as Mike Matheny went to his bullpen after Lance Lynn (0-1) allowed a bloop hit to Dustin Pedroia and a four-pitch walk to David Ortiz. The right-handed reliever Seth Maness came in and was locating his sinker […]

Red Sox Beat Tigers 5-2 in Game 6, Advance to World Series

With one swing of the bat, Shane Victorino turned a 2-1 Tigers lead in Game 6 of the ALCS into a 5-2 lead for the Red Sox with an emphatic grand slam over the Green Monster. With that swing, Victorino earned every bit of the $13 million per season he signed for the previous offseason.

Video: Looking at the Red Sox Celebrating ALDS Victory

You’ve seen the game, or read the recap, or scanned the box score, and have heard about and analyzed and digested and discussed the onslaught of Rays pitching changes, Farrell’s flip-flop pinch hit decisions, the X-factor Xander Bogaerts scoring the tying and insurance run anyway,Craig Breslow’s 4 Ks, Koji’s four-out save. But have you read […]

Rays Walk Off with 5-4 Win Over Uehara, Red Sox in Game 3

Two blinks of an eye, two swings of the bat, two home runs. Evan Longoria hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to tie the game at 3-3, then Jose Lobaton hit a home run of his own off closer Koji Uehara with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Tampa […]

As Postseason Unfolds, Starting Pitching Will Remain Critical for Red Sox

The Red Sox now own a 2-0 lead in the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays and have demonstrated prolific offensive prowess, solid starting pitching, and lock down relief pitching. However, as the post season continues to unfold, it is the starting pitching staff that will prove to be more crucial than anything else. Starting […]

Connelly’s Top Ten – At Half of Pats

1. Patriots First Half * Brady starting to get there with receivers * Nice Half for Tallinn 2. Red Sox * Does Ben have someone in the nerd group checking out historically how teams have fared resting guys or playing hard and focused * Good Buchholz lost before the playoffs – see Gary Anderson’s perfect field […]

With Strong Second Half, is Jon Lester Now the Ace?

Jon Lester was in the midst of another mediocre season with a 4.58 ERA before the All-Star break. He was pitching his way out of a start if the playoffs started back then. Then, a long break entering from the All-Star game seemed to give the left-handed starter a much-needed boost. With a 2.38 ERA, […]

Which Starting Pitcher Should Be the Red Sox Ace Come October?

The Boston Red Sox lead the American League East by one-and-a-half measly games over the Tampa Bay Rays. If I learned anything from 2011, it’s never to assume the Red Sox will make the playoffs. (Thankfully my glasses are protecting me from my natural instinct of clawing my eyes out at the mere mention of […]

When Clay Buchholz Returns, Ryan Dempster Should Move to Red Sox Bullpen

Clay Buchholz is scheduled for a rehab outing with the Lowell Spinners on Sunday, according to the Boston Herald. With that being said, the Boston Red Sox would either need to place one of its current five starters on the DL or find a spot for them in the bullpen. The best option is probably […]

Red Sox Should Extend Jon Lester’s Contract

After Dustin Pedroia received a seven-year $100 million contract extension from the Red Sox, the question could be raised as to which other members of the team are due for similar contracts, especially aces Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz. But if only one of these pitchers could receive such a contract, which would be a […]

2013 Red Sox Midseason Report Card

The Red Sox find themselves atop the American League East after the unofficial first half of the season, so let’s take a look at what’s gone right and what hasn’t for this 2013 team as I present a report card on the five key aspects of the team. Starting Pitching The Red Sox have used […]

Another Injury Setback for Clay Buchholz

According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe Redsox pitcher Clay Buchholz threw off a mound on Wednesday in Boston, but the session was cut short after only 18 pitches. Buchholz was immediately sent for an MRI. Buccholz has been on the disabled list since June 8 with a sore trapezius muscle. Before landing on the […]