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The Red Sox ended their losing streak with a 2-1 win behind the arm of Clay Buchholz in Miami.
Buchholz went seven strong innings, scattering five hits and one walk against nine strikeouts. His lone run was a Logan Morrison homer in the 7th, but Clay was able to finish off the Marlins and close out the inning.
The Sox scored their runs in the top of the 7th from some unlikely characters. Kelly Shoppach doubled home Will Middlebrooks to kick things off, and Mike Aviles followed up with a single scoring Shoppach. Scott Podsednik, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and Adrian Gonzalez were hitless in 14 at bats.
Buchholz has really come a long way. He's one of the most frustrating players on the team to me. I've always found him wildly overrated -- even when he's on, he doesn't look overpowering to me, so much so that I'm pretty much always recommending we trade him. But he's making me look foolish now.
In his last four starts, Clay's gone seven-plus innings, notching three wins in the process. His ERA has dropped by two and a half runs. He's struck out 28 guys in 31 innings. This is the guy we've been promised for years.
And the team needs him right now. Beckett has become a number 2 or 3 guy, and while Felix Doubront's emergence has been nice, he's not exactly CC Sabathia. Daisuke is Daisuke. And presumed ace Jon Lester just can't put it together, with his ERA far too high above 4. Maybe Buchholz can assume the ace title after all.
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Clay Buchholz has been dealing lately, one of the few bright spots in a very rough stretch for the Red Sox. Once again Tuesday, the club turned to Buchholz to change their fortunes in the midst of a losing streak, and the 27-year-old delivered when the team dearly needed him to. The Sox' offense is still very much mired in a funk -- one that can't be blamed on spacious Marlins...
Editor's note: NESN.com 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. Clay Buchholz isn't making the AL All-Star team this year. He won't be winning any awards. And he likely won't even be appreciated for his contributions to a middling Red Sox...
Clay Buchholz impressed yet again on Tuesday night, tossing seven strong innings and willing the Red Sox to their first win in five games. Buchholz, Felix Doubront and other members of the Boston pitching brigade have proven pretty consistent as of late. And it looks like the Red Sox offense might need to take a page out of their book given their recent sun-scoring troubles. Check...
Clay Buchholz took the mound for the Sox and while the offense was still missing in action, Clay did just what the team needed from him and walked away with the win.
Clay Buchholz started the game the same way Beckett did the night before by giving up a leadoff triple to Jose Reyes. However, Clay did what most of us thought was the impossible and struck out the next three batters...
The Boston Red Sox ended their four game losing streak Tuesday in a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins. Clay Buchholz was the story as he picked up his seventh win on the season in seven strong innings while striking out nine. For the first six innings the game remained scoreless as Marlins starter Mark Buehrle was having his way with the Boston lineup. However, in the seventh...
MIAMI -- After a slow start to the season, Clay Buchholz has found his groove. Buchholz struck out a season-high nine batters in seven strong innings Tuesday, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins. Since going 3-1 with a 9.09 ERA in his first six starts, Buchholz is 4-1 with a 2.83 ERA in his last seven. "The ball is rolling right," Buchholz...
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RED SOX (29-32)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (6-2, 5.77)
Pitching: LHP Mark Buehrle (5-6, 3.49)
Clay Buchholz outpitched Mark Buehrle and the Boston Red Sox beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Tuesday night, ending a four-game losing streak.
The game was scoreless until Kelly Shoppach hit an RBI double in the seventh inning and came home on a single by Mike Aviles.
Logan Morrison hit a leadoff home run in the Miami seventh.
Buchholz (7-2) allowed five hits and struck out a season...
The Tuesday Takeaway
Yesterday’s takeaway from the series between the Red Sox and the Marlins in Miami was Josh Johnson’s return to form. After Tuesday’s 2-1 Boston victory, perhaps the same can be said of Clay Buchholz.
The 27-year-old Buchholz was dreadful from the start of the season through May 21. He coughed up seven runs in four innings to the Tigers on April 8 and...
Clay Buchholz went down to Miami and, like most visiting Northeasterns, retired….Marlin batters that is! While his 7-2 record is due to Nova-esque luck and run support vs. year to date performance (5.00+ ERA), this is his 4th straight start of 7+ IP, 2 ER or less, and 6+ K. Maybe there’s some truth to that whole “rediscovered his changeup thing” (and can he share it with...
Two teams that haven’t been too successful winning games or making money against the MLB odds recently finish off a nonetheless interesting interleague series as the Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins go at it Tuesday and Wednesday at Marlins Park.
Boston, as we pointed out in a “Free MLB Picks” piece at SBRForum.com, came into this series having just gotten swept three games...
After falling for the fourth straight game last night 4-1, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on track in the middle game of a three-game set with the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park in the little Havana section of Miami.
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 Marlins television market...
The Red Sox aren't used to this. It's June, and the Sox are currently sitting in last place of the American League East with a record below .500, which is uncharted territory for a team that has finished third or better in the division every year since 1997. Injuries have decimated the Red Sox' lineup, but that hasn't slowed down the offense much. Boston currently...
5 p.m.: David Ortiz has been given the night off, after playing in each of the Red Sox 61 games this season. Kevin Youkilis will replace Ortiz at first base, while Will Middlebrooks mans the hot corner on the other side of the infield. Adrian Gonzalez continues his journeys in the outfield, taking up the right field spot for Boston on Tuesday night. As for the Marlins,Jose Reyes...