The Red Sox suffered an 8-2 loss last night to the Colorado Rockies. Clay Buchholz got the start on the bump for the Sox and it was a rough one. Buchholz pitched five innings, let up seven hits, six earned runs, and three home runs. He is now 2-5 on the season with a 6.35 ERA.
Once again Buchholz disappoints us with an upsetting performance. The question that I keep asking is, WHY DOES FARRELL KEEP PITCHING HIM? Clay has done nothing that convinces me that he can be a starter in the rotation. He’s been a streaky pitcher his entire career and just isn’t reliable. I hate to admit it, but every time I see Clay on the mound, I have a good feeling were going to lose. I just don’t have any confidence in his ability to pitch anymore. There’s been many times when Clay has had great command and had a flare to his game but we haven’t seen that in years.
Buchholz was booed in Fenway Park last night. That never happens. Boston fans are notorious for sticking by their players through thick and thin. When our own fans boo one of our own, you know something is wrong. It just shows that after 10 years, I think Sox fans are done with Buchholz. I do find this sad however. Being booed by your own fans must be the worst feeling, just a big slap in the face. I hate when that happens because even though Buchholz is doing bad, it’s not like he’s trying to let off three home runs in one game. But at the end of the day it’s business and I’m right there with the frustration of the Sox fans.
Bottom line, I personally think Buchholz needs to go. He’s been with the team for a long time but it just doesn’t seem like its working out anymore. The Sox are looking like serious contenders this year. Their offense is showing that they have some of the best hitters in the entire MLB. But their pitching is the one thing that needs to step up if they want to compete deep into the playoffs. They cannot have anything holding them back so some changes need to be made before it’s too late.