Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 4/26/13
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. After allowing two runs in 7 2⁄3 innings of last night’s easy-breezy 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros, Buchholz became the majors’ first five-game winner. His ERA is 1.19, lowest for a Red Sox pitcher through five starts since Roger Clemens in 1991. And he leads the league with 372⁄3 innings pitched and ranks second with 39 strikeouts. Then, look deeper. Focus on the early innings last night, when Buchholz realized he lacked command of his signature two-seam fastball, the pitch that sinks and causes hitters to swing over it. So, he simply turned to a four-seam heater and racked up 10 strikeouts, one shy of his season high. In past years, Buchholz isn’t sure he would’ve made that adjustment. “Probably not,” he said. “That was one thing that I worked really hard on was having both fastballs and being able to locate them and pitch off that. It’s a little different not having a two-seam to throw whenever I want. It was tough to get to that point at certain spots, but I was able to find a way to get through a couple innings.” Herald: Clay Buccholz in control I said it from the beginning...this is Clay Buchholz's "do or die" season. For years, we've heard about his amazing potential and promises that he would blossom into an ace. Now, it's happening right in front of our eyes. If Cy Young Awards were handed out at the end of each month, Buchholz would be the runaway winner for April. His "stuff" is one thing, but his command of the strike zone this season is flat-out stellar. It's really incredible to witness how far Buchholz has come along. Clearly, John Farrell has an major influence on not only Buccholz, but the pitching staff as a whole. However, like any pitcher, Buchholz will go through a rough stretch at some point this year; it's only normal. So don't say I didn't warn you. In the meantime, enjoy the ride Sox fans. This kid is finally entertaining to watch. Red Sox fans finally have an ace worthy of circling their calenders for. Rest of the links - Globe: Beginning to believe in Red Sox’ hot start | Globe: Sox rout Houston Astros, 7-2, in series opener at Fenway Park | Herald: David Ortiz back in a big way | Herald: Daniel Bard gets through drama-free | Herald: Ryan Lavarnway on the level | Herald: More expected of Alfredo Aceves | CSNNE.com: Ortiz getting back in the swing, to Sox' delight | CSNNE.com: Buchholz 'efficient' after a rough beginning | CSNNE.com: Back issues sideline Victorino once again
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Cowboys won’t put Tony Romo on IR because of playoff hopes

What the Selection Committee taught us: Week 13

Majority of FIFA sponsors demanding independent review on reforms

Zack Greinke expected to choose between Dodgers, Giants by end of week

Reports: David Price, Red Sox agree to seven-year, $217 million contract

LSU officials’ media leaks about Les Miles blew up in their faces


Sam Bradford returns to practice, but does it matter for broken Eagles?

Cam Newton won’t be ‘lured in’ by talk of undefeated season

Report: Miami job is Mark Richt’s 'if he wants it'

WATCH: Cowboys’ security guard being investigated for choking Panthers fan

Mariners ‘trying hard’ to trade Mark Trumbo before Wednesday’s tender deadline

Bill Belichick: Patriots always looking to improve win or lose

Seven storylines for Week 14 of the college football season

Colin Kaepernick jerseys on sale at 49ers’ team store

Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz named Big Ten Coach Of The Year

Mid-American Conference Championship preview

Lakers trying to decide which Kobe Bryant jersey number to retire

Matthew Dellavedova is becoming a better passer

Ryan Kesler says the Ducks are 'too good not to be in the playoffs'

Tiger Woods’ career inches closer to an end after gloomy injury update

WATCH: LSU releases video to honor Leonard Fournette

Report: Jim Hackett’s tenure as Michigan’s interim AD is ending

Josh Norman pretends to be a movie character each game

Ex-Giants OL Chris Snee 'wanted to see the Jets lose all the time'

Kyle Long gives Bears tickets to trash collector who found wallet

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Seven storylines for Week 14 of the college football season

MAC Championship preview

Tiger Woods’ career inches closer to an end after gloomy injury update

QUIZ: Name every NCAA football national champion since 1950

Browns lose to Ravens as only the Browns know how

NCAA figures out how to invite 5-7 teams to bowls

Ranking top Heisman Trophy candidates

Have the New Orleans Saints given up?

This weekend in NFL stupid, ft. Rex Ryan

Missouri won’t accept a bowl bid at 5-7

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker