Found April 15, 2013 on Lady At The Bat:
On a day when Clay Buchholz took a no-hitter into the 8th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Yankees #2 starter made his mark with a complete game shutout of the Baltimore Orioles. Hiroki Kuroda pitched his own gem with style--no walks in nine innings pitched, and had a combo of sliders, splitters, and sinkers that danced their way to the plate. I know for me, Kuroda's dominant performance takes the sting away from knowing a Red Sox pitcher did such a great job. It should make Yankees fans feel even better that Kuroda pitched the shutout against a team that was first in offense after the first week of the season and second only to the Red Sox until the Yankees shut them down this past weekend. While Buchholz can pat himself on the back for his performance--no doubt its no easy task to no hit professional hitters, the Rays have sat at the bottom of the AL East in offense since the start of the season. I'd say the Rays/Red Sox game went as expected, while the Orioles/Yanke...

Yankees Game 11: Hiroki dominates

Kuroda dominates for his fifth career complete game shutout. Baltimore Orioles 0 — New York Yankees 3   Hiroki Kuroda pitched an amazing game in tonight’s 3-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles.   The Yankees turned to Hiroki Kuroda in the rubber game with the Baltimore Orioles and the choice could not have been better. In a clear dominant fashion, Kuroda twirled a complete game...

Should Joe let a 38-year-old pitcher throw nine innings... in April?

This is scary. Almost exactly three years ago, CC Sabathia took a no-hitter against the Rays into the eighth, when Kelly Stoppach singled.  Joe Girardi quickly waddled from the latrine, gave CC the hook (we were leading 8-0) and later proclaimed CC would never have thrown a no-no, because Joe was going to take him out in the ninth. That day, CC threw 111 pitches.Frankly, I wondered...

Recap: Buchholz nears no-hitter in win over Rays

It's been an exciting weekend for the Red Sox. On the heels of yesterday's walkoff extra innings win, Clay Buchholz was a few outs shy of a no-hitter this afternoon in a shutout win over Tampa Bay. Buchholz went eight innings surrendering two hits (both in the 8th), behind 11 strikeouts. He did walk four, and as Jerry Remy pointed out near the end of the broadcast, in a...

Clay Buchholz Continues Stretch of Dominance by Being Almost Unhittable in Red Sox’ Win

Clay Buchholz was almost unhittable on Sunday. Check that. Clay Buchholz has been almost unhittable this season. Buchholz put hearts in throats on Sunday when he carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning of what was eventually a 5-0 Red Sox win. The bid for a no-no was broken up when Kelly Johnson led off the eighth with a broken-bat single into right field, but it hardly takes...

Video: Clay Buchholz Strikes Out Career-High 11

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz flirted with history on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately he fell short when Kelly Johnson singled in the 8th inning. Had you bet on the game at Topbet mobile betting, you would have won had you bet on the Red Sox since Buchholz struck out a career-high 11 in a 5-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Check out the highlights from

Rays avoid no-hitter, shut out in loss to Sox

BOSTON (AP) -- Clay Buchholz didn't allow a hit until Kelly Johnson's broken-bat single leading off the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Sunday. Buchholz, who threw a no-hitter in just his second career start in 2007, allowed two hits and four walks in eight innings and struck out a career-high 11. Johnson singled with an 0-1 count on...

Buchholz flirts with no-hitter vs. Rays

Clay Buchholz didn't allow a hit until Kelly Johnson's broken-bat single leading off the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Sunday.

mid-April view of the New York Yankees

AL BEast Notebook – April 15 For all the doom and gloom of the preseason and then Opening Week, things have turned pretty well for New York lately. The Yankees have won five of their last six to sit at 6-5, much of the pitching is going well and the offense is finding pleasant surprises. There was cause for concern when CC Sabathia looked lifeless on Opening Day and then Hiroki...

3 Stars of the game; Game 11

Its proving tough for teams to defeat both the 1 and 2 starters for the Boston Red Sox. Jon Lester who pitched yesterday and Clay Buchholz who pitched today have both been lights out. Buchholz got the run support he needed today and picked up his 3rd win of the season in his third start. After 2 games of in the series the sox have won both and can clinch a series win against the...

Four Bases: Rays 0, Red Sox 5

What do you consider hot? Do you think buffalo chicken wings are hot? Do you think Tabasco sauce is hot? Do you think banana peppers are hot? Well I’ll tell you who’s hot right now. Clay Buchholz is on fire, almost as if every pitch he throws cuts the air. John Farrell said that Buchholz needed some adjustments, but he had to have made more than just a few. The Red Sox have now...

GIF: Red Sox fan casually makes an awesome barehanded catch on a foul ball

During Sunday's Red Sox-Rays game at Fenway Park a fan in attendance smoothly made a barehanded catch on a foul ball. Check it out in GIF form, thanks to @CorkGaines (one of our favorite follows on Twitter), check out this "Like a Boss"-esque grab: Very impressive. Also very impressive on Sunday at Fenway was Red Sox starting pitcher Clay...

Your Morning Dump...where Papi is on his way back

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. David Ortiz was scheduled to play in his third game for the Pawtucket Red Sox, Sunday, slotted in to hit third for the PawSox. But prior to the game at McCoy Stadium against Rochester, the designated hitter...
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