Found June 02, 2012 on
Sox and Dawgs:
Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
Mom, you're going to need to make up another bed in the basement because we have company.
After beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 last night, the Boston Red Sox are now tied with the Blue Jays in 4th place in the AL East with both teams sitting at 27-25. They are just three games out of first, two games out of second and 1.5 games out of third.
With the offense pounding out 15 hits last night, you would have thought the offense was the story of the game. It was only half of it.
The other half was the outstanding effort by Clay Buchholz on the Rogers Centre mound.
While he did give up two solo home runs on changeups up in the zone, his stuff was nasty. His fastball consistently sat at 94-95 MPH and his changeup, other than those two home runs was outstanding.
To me, he got stronger as the game went on. He had trouble establishing his curveball early on but he found it later on. He used that curve to make two of the Blue Jays best hitters, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarna...
BEST OF MAXIM
Clay Buchholz' turn in the rotation hasn't signaled great things for the Red Sox so far this year. Inconsistency plagued Boston's No. 3 starter early in the season, and he allowed 10 home runs in his first six starts. But Buchholz is starting to settle into a groove. Last Sunday, he had a strong seven-inning, two-run outing in a loss to Tampa Bay, and he carried that...
Clay Buchholz took the mound for the Red Sox and continued his dominant ways against the Blue Jays. He easily had his best outing to date and along with Daniel Nava led the Sox to their first win in June.
Clay was just wheeling and dealing. He was amazing. He looked like that "ace in the making" that we were waiting to see. His line for the night was 108 pitches...
TORONTO -- After a slow start to his season, Clay Buchholz is rounding into form for the Boston Red Sox. Buchholz gave up two runs on six hits in a season-high eight innings and the Boston Red Sox took the first game of a three game series against the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Friday. "It's been building the last three or four times out," said Buchholz, who picked...
The Red Sox travel to Toronto after a grueling series against Detroit with hopes of seeing Clay Buchholz continue the performance he had Sunday against Tampa Bay. Buchholz struck out 6 batters in 7 innings while allowing only two earned runs in his last start. He’ll be on the mound tonight at the Rogers Centre [...]
I was thinking I should write something up on young Daniiel Nava. But it turns out young Daniel Nava is 29.In 121 games with Pawtucket last year (441 at-bats), he hit .268 with 48 RBI and 10 homers. His OBP was .372.In 24 games with the Sox this year (76 at-bats), he's hitting .303 with 18 RBI and 2 homers. His OBP is .444. His Pawtucket numbers for 2012 (24 games, 95 at-bats...
TORONTO -- Clay Buchholz gave up two runs on six hits in eight innings and the Boston Red Sox took the first game of a three game series against the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Friday. Buchholz (5-2) recorded seven strikeouts, including striking out the side in the sixth inning and only walked two batters. Blue Jays starter Henderson Alvarez (3-5) gave up four earned runs in 6 1...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. David Ortiz has been hot all season, but he's reach an inferno-like level lately at the plate. Ortiz unleashed his 13th home run of the season on Friday night in Toronto during a 2-for-3 outing...
Mike Aviles has been solid for the Red Sox in the leadoff spot this season, but Daniel Nava has been downright torrid from the batter's box as of late. So, it only makes sense that manager Bobby Valentine has lined them up in the first two spots in the batting order as the Red Sox face the Blue Jays in the second contest of their three-game series at Rogers Centre in Toronto...
The Boston Red Sox are in last place. Although that’s not really accurate as they have a winning record; and the AL East is all bunched up. However it’s still technically true. But it won’t take long before the BoSox make their surge, and one of the guys to get them headed north comes from an unlikely source.
Daniel Nava and Raul Valdes are continuing to be among the best...
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. Daniel Nava has looked every bit as good a baseball player as any guy on the Red Sox roster in recent weeks. Since the 29-year-old career minor leaguer was called up on May 11, he'...
TORONTO -- Daniel Nava hit a two-run single in the four-run second inning and left-hander Felix Doubront struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings Saturday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 before 43,390 at Rogers Centre. Doubront (6-2) allowed seven hits -- including home runs by Jeff Mathis and Jose Bautista -- and one walk as he held the Blue Jays to three runs...
First Pitch: Friday 7:07, Saturday 1:07, Sunday 1:07
Arms: Friday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-2, 7.19 ERA) vs. Henderson Alvarez, RHP (3-4, 3.56 ERA)
Saturday: Felix Doubront, LHP (5-2, 3.86 ERA) vs. Kyle Drabek, RHP (4-5, 4.55 ERA)
Sunday: Daniel Bard, RHP (5-5, 4.56 ERA) vs. Drew Hutchison, RHP (4-2, 4.84 ERA)
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