Clay Buchholz Will Start for Red Sox Opener, Possibly Change Your Oil

The news that Clay Buchholz has been officially named the Opening Day starter for the Red Sox was hardly a surprise? Who else was gonna get the nod? Joe Kelley? Justin Masterson? You, Lieutenant Weinburg? Naw, this was The Clay Show from the minute the gates opened in Fort Myers, and it will remain that way barring injury, Cole Hamels, or complete mental breakdown. And I seriously...
Via Surviving Grady
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Clay Buchholz: Boston Red Sox’s Opening Day Nod ‘A Big, Big Honor’

This embed is invalid" /> Clay Buchholz has been handed the baton. It’s up to him to run with it. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Sunday that Buchholz will be the team’s Opening Day starter. It’s the first time Buchholz has been called upon to pitch the season opener, and the right-hander is embracing the opportunity with open arms...
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Clay Buchholz Gets Nod For Opener

The Boston Red Sox open the 2015 season on the road as they play the Philadelphia Phillies in an interleague showdown, and Clay Buchholz will be getting the nod for the Sox. This marks the first Opening Day start for the 30-year-old and this will also mark the first time in his eight year career that Buchholz will face the Phillies. Manager John Farrell made the official announcement...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Clay Buchholz Named Opening Day Starter

In a completely unsurprising development, Clay Buchholz was announced as Boston's Opening Day starter—April 6th against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Manager John Farrell stated that he had decided—over the Winter—that Buchholz was the number one starter, but waited until now to insure that the righty would be healthy.
Via FenwayNation
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Buchholz to start Opening Day in revamped Red Sox rotation

The Boston Red Sox will start right-hander Clay Buchholz on Opening Day against the Philadelphia Phillies. Buchholz, 30, is coming off the worst full season of his career in 2014. In 28 starts, he was 8-11 with a 5.34 ERA. He was 12-1 with a 1.74 ERA in 16 starts in a 2013 season interrupted by a back/neck injury. The Red Sox's revamped rotation is without former ace Jon Lester,...
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Red Sox Manager John Farrell Names Clay Buchholz Opening Day Starter

It shouldn’t come as much surprise, but Clay Buchholz will get the ball to start the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox. Red Sox manager John Farrell made the seemingly inevitable announcement Sunday morning, confirming Buchholz will make the start on Opening Day when the Red Sox face the Philadelphia Phillies on April 6. Buccholz is easily the longest...
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Can Buchholz Finally Get to 30 Starts This Season?

Clay Buchholz has had a pretty good spring and pitched well yesterday except for one bad inning where he gave up a base clearing double to Pedro Ciriaco.  It looks like John Farrell will tap Buchholz to be the opening day starter now that Lester is pitching in the Windy City.  Can Buchholz finally get over the 30 games started barrier that has eluded him his entire career? In his...
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Brian Johnson – Another Rookie to Watch

In is Red Sox Notebook column on Monday, Peter Abraham details some injury issues among Red Sox starters. Clay Buchholz- time on DL for 5 consecutive years. Joe Kelly- yet to make more than 17 starts in a major league season. Justin Masterson- injury-plagued 2014. These numbers would seem to make one and possibly two “extra starters” necessary. One of the possibilities would...
Via Fenway West
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Teheran labors into the sixth, Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Julio Teheran labored through 5 2-3 innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain. Teheran, who is expected to be the Braves' opening-day starter for the second straight year, has struggled...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz: The Ultimate Wild Card in Boston’s Rotation

Since his full-time insertion into the Boston Red Sox’ rotation in 2010, Clay Buchholz has been a right-handed enigma. In seasons in which Buchholz has pitched at least 100 innings for the Sox, his ERA has gone as such: 2.33 in 2010, 3.48 in 2011, 4.56 in 2012, 1.74 in 2013, 5.34 in 2014. Essentially, there’s a mixed bag of results from the lanky 30-year old. He’s shown ...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should we be concerned with Red Sox rotation?

(STACY REVERE/GETTY IMAGES)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The Spring is far enough along to take a closer look at the progress of the Red Sox, specifically the starting rotation and eventual backup should one go down.Each of the starters should have completed at least two starts in a Spring Training game, giving us something to evaluate.We have to keep in mind, as Christopher...
Via RedSoxLife
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How Should We Read The Last Buchholz Start?

Clay Buchholz has—on balance—had a pretty good Spring. He's pitched ten innings, given up nine hits and delivered a 1.80 ERA. He's walked only two and struck out twelve. All this in the midst of the great We Don't Have A Number One Starter controversy. And yet, in yesterday's outing there were some troubling signs. Granted, he struck out six batters in just two innings—but...
Via FenwayNation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Boston Red Sox Have the Worst Rotation in the AL East?

View image | With the start of the MLB regular season right around the corner, TopSportsReport thought it was time to ramp up our baseball coverage.  In order to jump start our coverage, we decided it would be smart for us to have an article where we could share some opinions about each team.  In order to do so, we decided to put out a power rankings article...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Clay Buchholz Feeling Good Despite 11-3 Loss To Braves

After two stellar outings, Clay Buchholz suffered his first hiccup of spring training. The Boston Red Sox starter was inconsistent in the club’s 11-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, coughing up four runs on five hits over four innings of work. But it wasn’t all bad. Only two of Buchholz’s runs were earned, as some shaky defense — the Sox...
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Buchholz pitches 4 innings as Red Sox lose to Braves 11-3

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Clay Buchholz allowed four runs in four innings, and Boston's defense committed four of the game's seven errors in an 11-3 loss by the Red Sox to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Buchholz gave up two earned runs and five hits, striking out six. A throwing error by second baseman Dustin Pedroia led to a pair of unearned runs in the fourth. Mookie Betts was 2 for...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Buchholz Beats Bucs; Sox Win 7th In Row, 5-1

Break up The Carmine Hose! The Red Sox won their seventh straight Grapefruit League game today—beating the Pirates 5-1 at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Clay Buchholz started and got the win—going three innings and giving up just one un-earned run. David Ortiz clouted his first HR of the Spring—a three-run blast that put Boston ahead to stay. In the same inning, Pablo...
Via FenwayNation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Step Up as an Ace in the New Look Red Sox Rotation?

Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers throw in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Mandatory Credit: Ed Zurga/Getty Images) It is not up for debate that the 2015 Red Sox have a drastically different roster from last year’s club. The starting pitching specifically has seen immense change with only...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Buchholz And Swihart Shine In First Sox Wins

(AP Photo)Maybe he's taking this "I'm The Ace" thing seriously. Clay Buchholz pitched three dominant innings today—no-hitting the Twins in a 4-2 Red Sox win. Of the nine outs he recorded, four were strikeouts. Andover High School grad Ryan Hanigan caught Buchholz and had the following assessment, "Down in the zone. All his pitches were working. We used all four quite a bit. Good...
Via FenwayNation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Buchholz, Red Sox get best of Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Clay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings and struck out four as a Boston Red Sox split squad beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday. Buchholz allowed just a walk in his first outing against big league hitters. He pitched a perfect inning against Northeastern earlier in the week. Twins starter Phil Hughes pitched one scoreless inning, working around three...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Buchholz throws 3 hitless innings, Red Sox beat Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Clay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings and struck out four as a Boston Red Sox split squad beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday. Buchholz allowed just a walk in his first outing against big league hitters. He pitched a perfect inning against Northeastern earlier in the week. Twins starter Phil Hughes pitched one scoreless inning, working around three...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Blake Swihart, Eduardo Rodriguez Already Flashing Potential

This embed is invalid" /> Saturday was a very productive day for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox defeated both the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles in split-squad Grapefruit League action, with several encouraging storylines emerging from the pair of victories. The Red Sox downed the Twins 4-2 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. The Sox toppled...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Where They Ate Episode 4

NESN’s “Dining Playbook” features two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and sports. Emmy award-winning duo Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson will leverage their considerable following and bring NESN viewers a fresh new approach to enjoying the best of what the region has to offer. This special “Dining Playbook” episode focuses on Boston Red Sox spring training and restaurants...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz, Red Sox Make Light Of ‘Ace’ Talk With Funny T-Shirts

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation debuted some new threads Thursday at JetBlue Park. Most of the talk surrounding Boston’s rotation this spring has centered on the unit’s absence of an “ace,” which Clay Buchholz saw as an opportunity to lighten the mood in the Red Sox’s clubhouse. The right-hander purchased...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Buchholz Shows Leadership With 'Ace' Shirts

He may or may not end up as the "leader" of the 2015 Red Sox rotation, but Clay Buchholz took a big step in that direction with a clever little move at camp. The tall righty had five t-shirts made up with the name and number of the each of the five starters on the back. But that's not the good part. On the front of each shirt is the inscription, "He's the ACE". Brilliant. Said Buchholz...
Via FenwayNation
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Buchholz, Porcello pitch Red Sox past Northeastern

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Clay Buchholz started with one perfect inning, Rick Porcello followed by retiring six straight batters and the Boston Red Sox beat Northeastern 2-1 Tuesday. The game was tied after the scheduled seven innings, and the Red Sox won in the eighth on a throwing error. They played another exhibition against Boston College later in the day. David Ortiz struck out...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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