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Tuesday Links: Red Sox could use a bullpen arm

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor With just four weeks to go until the July 31st trade deadline, the Red Sox find themselves in a strange position. After winning seven of their last 10 games, Boston currently sits six games back of the first place New York Yankees, despite still being in the basement of the American League East. Boston’s shortcomings this season have been well documented...
Via Fire Brand AL
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox’s First-Half Finish Could Break Tricky ‘Holding Pattern’

This embed is invalid" /> For now, the Boston Red Sox remain stuck in the middle. They’re not alone. Welcome to the new Major League Baseball, where the line between “contender” and “pretender” is as fine as ever and where many organizations are willing to wait until the last minute to wave the white flag. The new normal, so to speak, stems from the...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB All-Star Game Snubs: A-Rod, Clay Buchholz Among Slighted (Photos)

This embed is invalid" /> You know what? The 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game rosters aren’t too shabby. Sure, there are some undeserving players going to Cincinnati. And yeah, there are some studs positioned to soak up this year’s Midsummer Classic from their living room couches. But, all things considered, the fans, the managers and the players...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Xander Clear Leader For Sox ASG Spot

Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll indicates that readers think Xander Bogaerts is the clear choice to be Boston's All-Star Game reserve. As the chart shows, more than seven in ten (73%) pick the 22-year shortstop, followed distantly by Brock Holt (18%) and Hanley Ramirez (9%). No votes have yet been cast for Clay Buchholz or Koji Uehara. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Best hitters and pitchers: Week 13

Welcome the thirteenth week of our ongoing series highlighting the previous weeks best hitting and pitching performances. This week we feature 3 hitters: One a player passed up by 29 clubs when cheaply available, one a superstar who isn’t close to hitting his prime, and an aged veteran in his last season. We also highlight a reemerging ace and an ace who might get traded this month...
Via Bloguin Best
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Best hitters and pitchers: Week 13

Welcome the thirteenth week of our ongoing series highlighting the previous weeks best hitting and pitching performances. This week we feature 3 hitters: One a player passed up by 29 clubs when cheaply available, one a superstar who isn’t close to hitting his prime, and an aged veteran in his last season. We also highlight a reemerging ace and an ace who might get traded this month...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week For Gem Vs. Blue Jays

Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz’s name has come up in All-Star talks, so it should come as no surprise that the right-hander’s start against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 29 earned him his second straight Amica Pitcher of the Week. Buchholz pitched eight innings of one-run ball in Boston’s 3-1 win, allowing just five hits while striking out five and walking none. The...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fixing the Red Sox’ Pitching Staff

The Boston Red Sox have been playing better baseball of late, and their bats seem to have come alive in the past three weeks. But, what’s preventing them from winning more ball games? It’s their pitching staff, of course, the same thing that has them at the bottom of the American League East in the first place. Boston starters own the fourth worst ERA in the majors with the 13th...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz’s Start At First Base Turns Oddly Historic

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox’s firework display spilled over into July 5. One day after Clay Buchholz tossed a complete-game gem on Independence Day, the Red Sox kept the festivities alive Sunday by rallying for a hard-fought, 5-4 win over the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Hanley Ramirez slapped a go-ahead, two-run homer in the...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Cafardo: Xander Bogaerts, Clay Buchholz Deserve All-Star Nods (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have suffered through a lackluster 2015, but that doesn’t mean every player on the team has. The fans have (mostly) spoken, and it looks as though there won’t be any Red Sox in the All-Star Game’s starting lineup. But American League manager Ned Yost gets to make his own picks Monday, and The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo said ahead of Sunday’s game against...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Clay Buchholz delivers July 4 sparkler for Red Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterRemember when he was announced as the Opening Day starting pitcher and we all moaned?Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesClay Buchholz may have finally arrived.Coming off a frustrating loss to the Astros the night before, Buchholz gave the Red Sox their first complete game of the season as he dominated Houston in a 6-1 Fourth of July win Saturday afternoon...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Shane Victorino Hits Ground Running In Return To Lineup

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Independence Day has been kind to the Red Sox. Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 6-1 in a Fourth of July matinee Saturday at Fenway Park, improving Boston’s all-time record on America’s birthday to 91-67. Maybe it’s a coincidence. Maybe the Red Sox are just that damn patriotic. Either way, Boston...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Throws Complete Game Gem In 6-1 Victory On 4th of July

On the Fourth of July, the fireworks at Fenway Park came from Clay Buchholz' arm and Pablo Sandoval's glove.
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Split First Two Games of Series with Astros

The Red Sox came home to Fenway to face off with the AL leading Houston Astros.  The Sox had Justin Masterson on the mound on Friday and Clay Buchholz on the mound for the game on the 4th of July.  The Sox will look to the final game on Sunday to hopefully take the series. Friday’s Mini Recap: In Friday’s game Justin Masterson struggled out of the gate and wasn’t able to...
Via Fenway West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Strengthens All-Star Case With Another Gem For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The stars are aligned for Clay Buchholz to punch his ticket to Cincinnati. Buchholz, whose career has been filled with both peaks and valleys, continued his amazing 2015 turnaround Saturday with a complete-game gem in the Boston Red Sox’s 6-1 win over the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. The performance continued an impressive...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay 'Aces' Astros With Complete Game Win

(Getty Images)Clay Buchholz still had his swagger in the ninth inning—and the sign behind home plate said it all for him. 'Ace Ticket' could not have timed its advertising any better—as the tall righty was about to gain a 6-1 complete game victory over the Astros. Buchholz gave up six hits and one earned run while striking out eight. It was a dominant performance—and a needed...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buchholz tosses complete game, Red Sox beat Astros 6-1

BOSTON (AP) Clay Buchholz pitched a six-hitter to win his fourth straight start, coming within one out of a shutout as the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a tough loss with a 6-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Mookie Betts drove in three runs and made a leaping catch in center field to help the Red Sox snap Houston's five-game winning streak. Buchholz (7-6) struck out...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Clay Buchholz Brilliant In Boston’s 6-1 Win Over Astros

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — This Fourth of July was a good one for the Red Sox. The Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz dazzled en route to his seventh win of 2015. Boston needed a strong performance from Buchholz after its bullpen was taxed in Friday night’s series-opening, extra-inning loss...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz not worried about trade rumors

Clay Buchholz isn’t concerned about whether he’ll follow in the footsteps of Jon Lester, John Lackey and Jake Peavy, among others. Not every July rumor carries weight. Buchholz, the only member of the Boston Red Sox’s 2014 Opening Day rotation to not be traded at last season’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, realizes his name could be tossed around in speculation...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors, Buying or Selling, Clay Buchholz Drawing Interest

An atrocious start from Rick Porcello on Wednesday that saw him allow seven runs and seven hits in two innings at Toronto gives the Boston Red Sox another reason not to trade veteran right-hander Clay Buchholz, who is drawing interest from multiple teams. In his first five starts this season, Buchholz was 1-3 with a 5.76 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. After an improved May, he logged a 4-0...
Via Baseball News Source
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Betts And Buchholz Share June Player O' Month

Betts (L); Buchholz (R)For the second time this season, the editors of FenwayNation have named shared 'Player Of The Month' honors. Mookie Betts and Clay Buchholz have been named co-winners of the title for June. Betts was spectacular in a break-out month—hitting .330 in 26 June games. The 22-year-old CF notched 32 hits during the month—including 8 doubles, 3 triples and 3 HRs...
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees interested in Red Sox Buchholz, White Sox Samardzija

It seems as though the New York Yankees will not standby with their struggling rotation.According to a report from CBS New York, the Yankees are interested in Chicago White Sox righty Jeff Samardzija and Boston Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz.CBS Sports points out that Buchholz might be unlikely because of the rivalry between the two teams, but Samardzija is a legitimate trade candidate...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Most Want To Keep Buchholz At Deadline

Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll indicates a preference to keep Clay Buchholz at the trade deadline. As the chart shows, more than six in ten readers (61%) think the Red Sox should not trade the Texas righty, while just under four in ten (39%) think the team should take advantage of his current high value and deal him. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Trade Talks Inevitable, But Keeping Pitcher Could Be Best Bet

This is the Clay Buchholz that the Boston Red Sox and their fans have longed to see — for a long time. The Red Sox right-hander dazzled again Monday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, dominating Toronto’s loaded lineup in Boston’s 3-1 series-opening win at Rogers Centre. With the win, Buchholz has extended a stretch of dominant performances. In...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buchholz Delivers A Beauty, Sox Top Jays, 3-1

(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) Look up 'enigma' in the dictionary, and there will likely be a picture of Clay Buchholz. At once, the most talented (sometimes) and frustrating (nearly all the time) starter in the last decade, Buchholz put on a show last night. Going eight strong innings, he gave up just one earned run in Boston's 3-1 win over Toronto. Buchholz used his entire...
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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