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Paul Maholm and Clay Buchholz followed up solid season debuts with excellent second starts yesterday. They each went seven innings, allowed no runs and got a win. As a result, their ownership percentages are on the rise. But should you hop on the bandwagon and add them? Yes and no.
Yes to Maholm. He’s obviously going to give up some runs at some point, but not as many as you might expect. His ERA has quietly been 3.66 and 3.67 in the last two seasons respectively. And last year the ERA was backed up by a sub-4.00 SIERA and xFIP. That was the result of an increase in his strikeout rate and a decrease in his walk rate. The strikeout rate was still a touch below average at 17.8%, but it was at least respectable. His walk rate was above average, and his ground ball rate was near elite.
Why the improvements? Probably because Maholm began using his slider more. Like so many pitchers, Maholm is able to get more swings and misses with his slider than any other pitch. For ...
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Clay Buchholz has become the best pitcher in the Red Sox rotation after years of disappointment
I never was a huge fan of Clay Buchholz. He started his Red Sox career with a no-hitter and every body who sort of followed the Boston Red Sox thought that they had an ace in the hole. Forget for a second that there have been plenty of middle of the road pitchers who have pitched no-hitters...
For those of you in search of a sneaky source of two-start pitchers for the coming week, consider your search over. This is the jackpot. Below are several pitchers available in many leagues that will help you dominate the competition for the next seven days. As the stats come in like hot cakes, just remember — you’re welcome.Clay Buchholz, BOSvs. BAL (Bruce Chen)vs. TB (Jeremy...
The Atlanta Braves held the Florida Marlins to two hits on Monday night behind seven strong innings from starter Paul Maholm. Braves outfielder Justin Upton connected with his major league best sixth home run of the season in the sixth inning providing more then enough offense for the visitors.
Maholm allowed just one hit and three walks while striking out seven to pick up his second...
Daniel Nava hit a three run homer in the bottom of the seventh was all that Clay Buchholz needed as the Red Sox have won their third straight, beating the Orioles, 3-1.
It was a pitcher's duel between Buchholz and Wei-Yin Chen, as both of them only allowed a couple of singles and walks until the seventh when Dustin Pedroia started the rally with a single and Mike Napoli getting...
Jon Lester was the Red Sox’ Opening Day starter, and he’s considered the team’s ace in the minds of many. Clay Buchholz, the starter for Monday’s home opener, continues to match the southpaw step for step.
Buchholz tossed seven shutout innings against the Orioles on Monday. It marks the second straight outing Buchholz has gone seven innings, and he and Lester now hold a combined...
Clay Buchholz followed Jon Lester‘s strong performance Sunday with seven shutout innings of his own Monday afternoon, which bodes well for the Red Sox’ starting staff this year.
After sputtering last season, the starters will now be under the tutelage of John Farrell in Boston, which many onlookers theorized would result in a return to form that the Sox badly needed. With John...
The Red Sox kicked off their home schedule in a big way on Monday.
Fenway Park has been known to give the Red Sox a major home-field advantage over the years, but last season was much different, as Boston struggled mightily in front of the home crowd. Fenway was bumping on Monday, though, and it’s clear that this year’s team is already winning folks over.
And how could it not...
MIAMI (AP) --Justin Upton went 4 for 4, including his sixth home run, and Paul Maholm allowed one hit in seven sharp innings to help the Atlanta Braves spoil the Miami Marlins' home opener Monday by winning 2-0.
The Braves earned their fourth consecutive victory and improved to 6-1, their best start since 2007. The Marlins lost their third game in a row and fell to 1-6, their...
Daniel Nava hit a three-run homer, Clay Buchholz pitched seven shutout innings and the surprising Boston Red Sox won their ninth straight home opener, 3-1 over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.
Nava broke open a scoreless duel between Buchholz (2-0) and Wei-Yin Chen (0-1) in the seventh inning with his second homer in two days. He hit a shot over the Green Monster in left after Dustin...
The Red Sox just completed their first week of the season, a 6 game road trip starting in New York and ending in Toronto. The team went 4-2 on the trip and return to Fenway for a 7 game home stand against Baltimore and then Tampa Bay.
Wei-Yin Chen vs Clay Buchholz
Buchholz had a great outing in his first start of the season in the Bronx. He went 7 strong innings allowing...
First Pitch: Monday 2:05, Wednesday 7:10, Thursday 7:10
Arms: Monday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (1-0, 1.29 ERA) vs. Wei-Yin Chen, LHP (0-0, 3.18 ERA)
Wednesday: Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-1, 5.40 ERA) vs. Miguel Gonzalez, RHP (1-0, 2.84 ERA)
Thursday: Felix Doubront, LHP (0-0, 5.40 ERA) vs. Jake Arrieta RHP (0-0, 9.00 ERA)
After going 4-2 on their season opening road trip, the Boston Red Sox return home for a seven-game homestand. They'll start off with the home opener this afternoon against the Baltimore Orioles at historic Fenway Park.
The Red Sox pregame show will start on NESN at 12 p.m. First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, April 8 @ 2:05 PM
Wei-Yin Chen, LHP (0-0, 3.18) vs Clay Buchholz, RHP (1-0, 1.29)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Wednesday, April 10 @ 7:10 PM
Jake Arrieta, RHP (0-0, 9.00) vs Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-1, 5.40)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...