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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||10.00||11.00||0.00||3.74||1.27||167.00||54.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Tampa Bay|| 12.1||0||1|| 4.38||0||5||17|
|vs LHB|| 19.2||0||0|| 4.12||0||4||22|
|vs RHB|| 11.2||0||0|| 9.26||0||6||18|
|12/24/2014||Leonys Martin, CF TEX|
Kohl Stewart, SP MIN
|Clay Buchholz, SP BOS|
Joe Nathan, RP DET
|12/24/2014||Starling Marte, LF PIT||Shane Greene, SP DET|
Clay Buchholz, SP BOS
Matt Garza, SP MIL
Kyle Lohse, SP MIL
|12/23/2014||Tyler Skaggs, SP LAA|
Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC
Clay Buchholz, SP BOS
Carlos Beltran, RF NYY
Drew Hutchison, SP TOR
|Ben Zobrist, LF OAK|
Dalton Pompey, CF TOR
Jonathan Broxton, RP MIL
|Last 10 Games|
Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz's struggles continue in loss on Monday
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/4/15) Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz's (1-4) struggles continued Monday, getting roughed up for five runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings to take the loss against the Rays.
"Whenever things aren't going good, you don't get breaks," Buchholz said after the game, per MLB.com. "We're scuffling a little bit right now. But we got a lot of good players in here. I'm pretty confident that everybody thinks we're going to bounce back."
Buchholz surrendered two runs in the first inning and two more in the second to put the Red Sox behind 4-0 after 1 1/2 innings. The two second-inning runs came courtesy of a two-run homer from designated hitter Joey Butler, the first of his career.
"I thought the first couple of runs [were] some freak plays," manager John Farrell said. "We challenged the play where Hanley (Ramirez) crashes into the wall. They've changed the rule on an official catch, and if there's no immediate or simultaneous collision with the wall they show a ball in the grass, it's ruled a catch. We had it as four strides before he hit the wall."
After a strong first start of the season, Buchholz has allowed 21 runs over his last 24 1/3 innings (7.77 ERA).
"You try to throw a lot of strikes, not walk guys," Buchholz said. "It seems like whenever you do make a mistake, they capitalize on it. I felt pretty good on all my pitches tonight. I gave up a couple hits that were mislocation, but I gave up a couple hits that were pitches right where I wanted."
Buchholz's next start is scheduled for Sunday in Toronto.
Red Sox's Farrell to Clay Buchholz: Do a better job mixing pitches
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/4/15) Red Sox manager John Farrell had a chat Saturday with struggling starting pitcher Clay Buchholz, who heads into his start Monday against the Rays with a 0-3 record and 8.00 ERA in his last four starts.
“He called me in there (Saturday) just to talk about where I’m at,” Buchholz said Sunday, per The Boston Herald. “We’ve had more conversations over the last two years than I did in 2013 because everything was going good for me, so there wasn’t a whole lot of guidance I needed.
“Obviously, he’s a good pitching guy, he knows a lot about pitching, but as a manager you can’t have your hand on just one part of the game. Still, whenever I need to talk to him or he needs to talk to me, he’s easy to talk to.”
Farrell told Buchholz to do a better job of mixing his pitches.
"'If you’re going to do bad, go out there and minimize the damage as well as you can,'" Buchholz said Farrell told him. "'You’re going to have your bad starts, but hopefully the good ones outweigh the bad ones by a big margin.'"
A matchup with Rays could be what Buchholz's needs to get back on track. He is 8-6 with a 2.40 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 19 career starts against the AL East foe. The Rays are batting just .222 with a .341 slugging percentage against right-handers in 2015.
Red Sox's Larry Lucchino not ready to give up on Clay Buchholz
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/30/15) Red Sox Opening Day starter Clay Buchholz saw his ERA rise to 5.76 on Tuesday against the Blue Jays after he allowed five runs (four earned) in 2 2/3 innings.
Buchholz has been all over the map with his starts this season, but despite the inconsistency, Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino remains upbeat regarding the right-hander.
“I’m actually optimistic about Buchholz and I am not known for my optimism in general,” Lucchino said, per WEEI.com. “I watched him the other night and I was amazed at the movement on his pitches. He has great stuff. Some would say that he left his pitches over the middle of the plate too often and apparently that was the case because he was hit pretty hard. I think if you just watch his pitches and you see what he can do, you wouldn’t want to give up on a player, a pitcher with that kind of talent, that kind of stuff.
“It does come down to stuff, both pitching stuff and the right stuff in your head and your body. I think he’s shown in the past that he has it and I think it would be terribly wrong to give up on Buchholz.”
Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz drops another decision Tuesday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/28/15) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz allowed five runs, four earned, on six hits in 2 2/3 innings of work in Boston's 11-8 loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday.
Buchholz was knocked around starting in the third inning, when he allowed the first four batters to reach base safely, leading to two runs. Then after a Jose Bautista sacrifice fly, Edwin Encarnacion smacked a single to left to bring home another run. Michael Saunders finished off Buchholz night with a single to right field to score another run before he was pulled.
Buchholz, now 1-3, ballooned his ERA to 5.76 in 25 innings of work this season. In the first month of the year, Buchholz recorded 33 strikeouts and eight walks in five starts.
He will look to get back on track Monday against the Rays.
Red Sox's Clay Buchholz strikes out 10 in no-decision vs. Rays
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz didn't factor into the decision Thursday, allowing just one earned run on two hits and three walks in six innings while striking out 10 in his team's 2-1 loss to the Rays.
Buchholz served up an RBI single in the second inning but was otherwise able to shut down the Rays Thursday. However, a quality start by the opposing pitcher prevented him from picking up what would have been his first win since Opening Day.
Buchholz owns a 4.84 ERA and 29:7 K:BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings but has put together three good outings in his four starts this season. He's scheduled to face the Blue Jays Tuesday.
|2014 summary: Health issues marred yet another Red Sox season for Clay Buchholz, as he missed nearly a month with a hyperextended left knee. Buchholz was having a miserable season prior to going on the disabled list, as he went 2-4 with a 7.02 ERA through 10 starts. Though his post-DL performance (6-7, 4.64 ERA) didn't do much for his popularity in Fantasy, Buchholz did emerge from his recovery a much better pitcher. In particular, he threw with much sharper control, walking 30 batters over 120 1/3 innings, and walking more than two batters in only four times in his final 18 starts.|
Playing time status: Buchholz had surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee just after the 2014 season, but he is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
2015 outlook: Buchholz's wild year-to-year inconsistency and persistent health issues make it hard to count on him to perform at a high level, but bear in mind he has finished three of the last five seasons with a sub-3.50 ERA. Even in his best years, Buchholz hasn't been a great strikeout or control pitcher, so his upside isn't high enough to justify the risk of using anything more than a late-round pick to secure him.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/6/15||TB||7:10 pm||Alex Colome|
|5/8/15||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Aaron Sanchez|
|5/9/15||@ TOR||1:07 pm||Drew Hutchison|
|5/10/15||@ TOR||1:07 pm||R.A. Dickey|
|5/11/15||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|5/12/15||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Drew Pomeranz|
|5/13/15||@ OAK||3:35 pm||Sonny Gray|
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