Found June 07, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Clay Buchholz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
The rest of the Red Sox may have had their trouble with the Orioles this series, but Clay Buchholz didn't on Thursday night. Buchholz pitched his third career complete game shutout, all of which have come against the Orioles. While this wasn't a no-hitter, it was still pretty darn good. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is awarding Buchholz our "Bye Bye Birdies" award as the Sox bid adieu to the O's until mid-August. Whatever happens between now and then, Clay Buchholz will likely be counting down the days. Who is your "Bye Bye Birdies" player of the game? Join NESN Nation:...

Sox Beat O's Behind Clay "Complete Game" Buchholz

The O's had beaten the Sox at Fenway seven games straight and if the Sox were to stop that trend, it would be on Clay Buchholz to get it done.  Buchholz has pitched 3 complete games in his MLB history and all of them have been against the O's.  Tonight, he continued that trend.  In the last 3 outings, Clay seems to have made a complete turn around and is looking like that...

Your Morning Dump... Where Clay's changeup makes all the difference

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. “The only adjustment to (my change) was the grip, I think the grip was a little off,” said Buchholz. “I’ve been able to free that up a little bit. “I still spike some and let some go up against the...

Buchholz blanks O's on four-hitter

Clay Buchholz pitched a four-hitter for his third career shutout -- all against Baltimore -- leading Boston Red Sox over the Orioles 7-0 Thursday night. Buchholz (6-2) struck out six and walked one, throwing 125 pitches, two shy of his career high. It was the fourth complete game for the 27-year-old left-hander, the first since a five-hitter in an 11-0 win at Baltimore on June 4...

Clay Buchholz Throws Complete Game Shutout to Win Amica Pitcher of the Week

After early season struggles, the Red Sox' starting pitching seems to be coming around. All three starting pitchers who threw this week posted solid performances in Boston's homestand against the Baltimore Orioles. Jon Lester allowed only two earned runs in six innings of work during Tuesday night's extra-inning loss. Josh Beckett looked great, dominating the Orioles...

Clay Buchholz Transforms From Embattled Pitcher to Empowered One After Latest Gem

BOSTON -- He was the embattled one in the rotation. Before the Red Sox ever contemplated demoting Daniel Bard, Clay Buchholz shouldered all the criticism on the pitching staff. Through five starts in April, the right-hander was a shell of himself from the past, tallying an 8.69 ERA. Then, somewhere along the way in May, it all clicked for Buchholz. He re-discovered his changeup and...

Red Sox, Buchholz Shut Out Orioles in Series Finale

  After dropping the first two games of the series at Fenway vs Baltimore, the Sox rebounded to take the finale behind a spectacular performance from Clay Buchholz.  Buchholz went all nine innings while allowing just four hits and one walk, recording his third career shutout in Boston’s 7-0 victory.  Ironically all three have been [...]

Clay Buchholz' Adjustments on the Mound Apparent in Pitcher's Return to All-Star Form

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. In 2010, Clay Buchholz had his best season as a professional. He went an impressive 17-7 and boasted one of the lowester ERA's in baseball with a 2.33 by season's end. Buchholz...

Red Sox Live Blog: Clay Buchholz Takes Mound Hoping to Avoid Sox Sweep Against Orioles

8 a.m. ET: The Orioles (32-24) have won seven straight games at Fenway Park against the Red Sox (28-28) dating back to Sept. 20, 2011. The team has the franchise record for most consecutive wins in Boston and is looking to break out the brooms with a sweep on Thursday. Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz, who is 5-2 with a 6.58 ERA, will be looking to halt the Orioles' winning ways...

Red Sox News & Notes - 6/8

The Baltimore Orioles came into last night's game looking for their second sweep of the Boston Red Sox this season at Historic Fenway Park. Fortunately for the local nine, Clay Buchholz had other plans for the O's last night. Ever since rediscovering his changeup, Buchholz has been a completely different pitcher. Sure his 125 pitch complete game effort last night raised...

Boston's Buchholz shuts out Orioles

BOSTON - Looking to salvage the finale of their three-game series against the Orioles at Fenway Park, the Red Sox jumped on Baltimore left-hander Brian Matusz for five runs over the first three innings on Thursday. The early outburst powered the Sox to a 7-0 win over the Orioles, who lost for the first time in six games at Fenway this season. The loss snapped a franchise record...

Bats, Buch Beat Birds

Clay Buchholz (pictured) pitched well for the 3rd straight game and the Red Sox took advantage of some early wildness by Orioles starter Brian Matusz in beating Baltimore 6-0 at Fenway Park. The win snapped Boston's 3-game losing streak heading into the weekend interleague series against the Washington Nationals.Buchholz showed excellent command throughout the game striking...

Afternoon Red Sox Delight - 6/7

After falling last night 2-1, the Boston Red Sox look to avoid being swept tonight in the finale of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Historic Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles television market, you can catch the game on MASN. The game will also...

An Important Game No One Will Watch

On the line tonight:- Avoiding a sweep.- Snapping a three-game loss streak.- Snapping a seven-game loss streak against the Orioles at Fenway.- Avoiding dropping another full game in the standings, because of the direct damage done by a team within the same division.- Avoiding dropping below .500 (I almost decided not to say that one). Oriole starter Brian Matusz is not great, but...
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