Found May 03, 2013 on
David Ortiz has been with the Red Sox for all the ups and downs of the past ten years. He helped the Sox win two World Series. He suffered through the 2003 ALCS, the 2011 September collapse, the beer and chicken fiasco, and Bobby Valentine's managing.
With everything that he's done for the team, his opinion really matters. He's like an unofficial team leader. So naturally, he was asked about the Clay Buchholz spitball controversy. And his answer was as colorful as always.
"Who cares?" Ortiz said Thursday. "Everybody puts (stuff) on the ball everywhere in the (expletive) league. You think I care when a guy is throwing like this? I don't care. That's a sorry-ass excuse."
Well then. Papi has spoken. And you know what? If he doesn't care, no one else should either. He's seen more time in the league than most, and he knows how the lay of the land. If what he says is true, it seems as if he's insinuating that substances wouldn't n...
BEST OF MAXIM
Another day, another strong outing from Clay Buchholz. After shutting down Toronto to the tune of 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 8 K/3 BB, Buchholz’s season ERA now sits at an incredible 1.01. I realize that there is no way he sustains that ERA and regression is imminent, but the real question is what kind of regression are we looking at?If you look at Buchholz’s PITCHf/x data, you’ll see...
Although Clay Buchholz had enjoyed his share of success heading into 2013, from a no-hitter to a 17-win season, one assumes the Red Sox were hoping for more. Buchholz was Baseball America‘s fourth-best prospect entering 2008 and appeared to be a top-of-the-rotation power arm capable of ace-level dominance. Instead, Buchholz has had one very good season — a 2010 with a 2.33 ERA...
Greetings FanGraphs readers, I am Drew Sheppard, and if you recognize my name it is probably from the Yu Darvish pitch selection GIF that made the rounds last week. Over the coming months, it is my goal to use similar techniques to put a visual spin on some of the information FanGraphs has always provided, including but not limited to similar pitcher breakdowns. Today I will be...
Clay Buchholz is off to a fantastic start this season. How’s he been rewarded? Well, he’s been named American League Pitcher of the Month for April, but he’s also facing some serious allegations up in Toronto.
Broadcaster Dirk Hayhurst, who is also the author of The Bullpen Gospels, took to Twitter on Wednesday night, and he accused Buchholz of doctoring the baseball. Hayhurst...
Clay Buchholz pitched seven shutout innings to earn his major league-leading sixth win, Mike Napoli hit two of Boston's five home runs and the Red Sox routed the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 on Wednesday night.
Stephen Drew hit a two-run shot in the second inning and Napoli went back-to-back with Daniel Nava in the fourth as the Red Sox won their majors-best 19th game and improved...
After a loss there is 1 person who you want to start the next game, Clay Buchholz. Luckily for the Red Sox that is the situation that unfolded today and Buchholz did not disappoint. Buchholz became the first 6 game winner in the Major Leagues this season after pitching an absolute gem tonight against Toronto going 7 innings allowing only 2 hits. The offense also provided a little...
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is upset by accusations pitcher Clay Buchholz was putting a foreign substance on the ball during Wednesday's victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Former major league pitcher Dirk Hayhurst, now a broadcast analyst for the Blue Jays, told Toronto radio station Sportsnet 590 The Fan on Thursday that Buchholz was ''absolutely''...
American League pitchers are likely running out of ideas when it comes to getting David Ortiz out as the Red Sox designated hitter has been red-hot since returning. It’s beginning to look like the only option is to hope that Ortiz’s name isn’t penciled into the lineup.
The Blue Jays are lucky enough to have that happen Thursday night where Ortiz will get a night off (to start...
Clay Buchholz threw seven shutout innings and Mike Napoli blasted two of the Boston Red Sox five home runs on the night in a 10-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Wednesday night.
Come on. You already knew whose side Kevin Millar would be on, right?
Millar made his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Mut & Merloni on Friday, and one of the topics discussed was the recent allegations against Clay Buchholz. Toronto broadcasters Dirk Hayhurst and Jack Morris accused Buchholz of doctoring the baseball during his start against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, which prompted...
Thanks to the Garfoose we now must all watch the BoSox even more intently to see what substance Clay Buchholz may or may not have on his arm. Also, more Mike Napoli moonshots, please.
The Red Sox comeback against the Yankees in 2004 was one of the greatest, if not the greatest, sporting events I'd ever witnessed in person.
Now, almost 10 years later, another Boston team is trying to do the same thing against New York. Can they do it? The odds are obviously extremely doubtful. On top of the fact that no NBA team has ever come back from an 0-3 deficit before...
They have pine tar on their helmets again, and there’s not a clean uniform in the bunch. Half of the Red Sox seem to have forgotten that their jerseys have a top button and wear their pants about three sizes too large. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Clay Buchholz have some crazy heads of hair. And the beards. The glorious beards. Even early in the season, it’s hard not to look at...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, May 6 @ 7:10 PM
Vance Worley, RHP (0-4, 7.22) @ Clay Buchholz, RHP (6-0, 1.01)
TV: NESN Plus, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, May 7 @ 7:10 PM
Scott Diamond, LHP (2-2, 3.97) vs Ryan Dempster, RHP (2-2, 3.00)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...