// Clay Buchholz

Red Sox Lose in 17 Innings to Orioles

The Red Sox attempted to avoid being swept by the Baltimore Orioles as they sent Clay Buchholz on the mound on Sunday. Unfortunately the game turned into a ridiculous 17-inning affair ending in a brutally painful 9-6 Sox loss. Darnell McDonald earned the loss after the Sox depleted their available bullpen options and were forced to […]

Aaron Cook Injured, Battered by Orioles in Red Sox Loss

Aaron Cook was hoping for a better first start in Boston. A much anticipated debut for the Red Sox on Saturday was shattered early, as a second inning collision with Chris Davis left a large gash in his leg. He amazingly stayed in the game, but probably would have been better off hitting the showers, […]

What is Wrong with Clay Buchholz?

Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz improved to 3-1 with a win over the A’s Monday night. So nothing’s wrong, right? Well, no. In getting his team-leading third win, Buchholz LOWERED his ERA to 8.69, which if he weren’t pitching for this year’s Red Sox, would probably be the worst earned run average on the […]

Red Sox Head Home After Win Streak Snapped By Floyd, White Sox

Although Boston’s 6-game winning streak ended Sunday at the hands of pitcher Gavin Floyd and the Chicago White Sox, the Sox can return to Fenway feeling much better about their team than when they departed. Since blowing a 9-1 lead to the Yankees on April 21, the Red Sox won 6 straight on the road […]

Red Sox Hold On To Sweep Twins

In the bottom of the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s Red Sox game, things began to unravel as they have to this point all season. Entering the inning with a great 7-1 advantage due to another strong offensive showing early, the Sox surrendered five runs to the 5-14 Minnesota Twins, changing the blowout into a […]

Yankees Spoil Fenway’s 100th Anniversary

Fenway Park celebrated its 100th birthday as Boston Red Sox legends gathered before the game for a spectacular showing, but the New York Yankees crashed the party. Led by five solo home runs off of Sox starter Clay Buchholz, the Bronx Bombers lived up to their nickname and took the first game of the year […]

Buchholz, Red Sox Move On Without Ellsbury, Beat Rays Again

For a while, it seemed like “here we go again” with Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz on Saturday against the Rays. The righty was awful in his first outing of the season (4 IP, 7 ER), and was off to a rough start  in the early going Saturday after allowing four runs, including a three-run […]

Aceves, Melancon Blow Saves as Red Sox Suffer Stunning 13-12 Loss

After eleven innings and an Alex Avila home run, the Boston Red Sox are still winless, losing their third straight game of the young season by a final score of 13-12. Tigers Some Tough Kitties The only good thing, the only bright spot in all of this is that The Red Sox won’t see the Tigers again for […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (Final Week): Bailey and Beckett Injure Thumbs

Opening Day may be Thursday, but first the Boston Red Sox had to wrap up their final week of Spring Training. And while Boston won its final two games, finishing Spring Training with a respectable 16-11-4 record, thumb injuries to Josh Beckett and Andrew Bailey overshadowed the victories. Beckett may yet make his first start, […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/19-25): Lester to Start Opening Day, Jenks Charged with DUI

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new Spring Training Player of the Week! With a .571 batting average, three runs, four doubles and an RBI in four games, Mike Aviles takes over. Hopefully this award propels him to a fantastic season, finally giving the Red Sox some stability at shortstop. In other Spring Training news, […]

Red Sox 2012 Starting Rotation Preview: Clay Buchholz

Clay Buchholz (6-3, 3.48 ERA, 82.2 IP, 60 K, 31 BB): Everyone seems to be penciling in Buchholz for a repeat of his 2010 performance. But are those appropriate expectations? Everyone will point to that impressive 17-7 record and the awe-inducing 2.33 ERA, but they tend forget that 2010 was Buchholz’s first truly productive season […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/12-18): Ciriaco Continues to Shine

Non-roster shortstop Pedro Ciriaco gave the Boston Red Sox some pretty good reasons to keep on the squad come opening day. After winning SoB’s inaugural “Spring Training Player of the Week,” Ciriaco followed it up by batting .538 with two doubles and a home run in six games this week. He scored four runs and […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/5-11): Offense Clicking Early

One thing is clear a week into Spring Training: this Red Sox team can hit. In going 4-2-1 this week, the Red Sox averaged over five runs a game. Even with Jose Iglesias missing Sunday’s “B” game with a strained right groin, this crop of hitters look just as formidable as the league-leading 2011 Red […]

No Edwin Jackson? No Roy Oswalt? No Problem.

The Boston Red Sox have been rumored to be after just about every starting pitcher for the past fifteen seasons. There will never be a winter where the Sox aren’t in the running, even if it’s hearsay, for a free agent. With a little less than three weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, we know […]

Red Sox Pitching Preview: Health Key to Success in 2012

While this Red Sox offseason has been relatively quiet outside of the trade for closer Andrew Bailey and the hiring of Bobby Valentine as manager, they have made a little noise lately with regards to their starting rotation. General manager Ben Cherington signed veterans Carlos Silva and Aaron Cook to minor league contracts to add […]