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Aug 31, 2014
Clay Buchholz tossed a three-hit shutout of the Rays on Sunday, leading the Red Sox to a 3-0 victory.
Boston Herald Sep 1, 2014
Clay Buchholz brilliant in 3-hitter

Clay Buchholz brilliant in 3-hitter

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — There goes Clay Buchholz, being all tantalizing again.The mercurial right-hander, whose starts have been more unpredictable than Forrest Gump’s proverbial box of chocolates, delivered his best outing of the season yesterday in an economical 3-0 shutout of the Rays.Buchholz allowed three hits, walked none and struck out six while needing only 98 pitches to complete his “Maddux” — a shutout of fewer than 100 pitches. He won for the first time since July 18.
The Republican Aug 31, 2014

Clay Buchholz tosses 3-hitter as Boston Red Sox blank Tampa Bay Rays, 3-0

Buchholz (6-8) walked none and struck out six.
Over the Monster Aug 31, 2014

Red Sox 3, Rays 0: Unpredictable Clay Buchholz shuts out Rays

Clay Buchholz was in full-on Jekyll mode Sunday afternoon, spinning a complete game shutout to lift the Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Rays. For a pitcher in the midst of a terrible season, Clay Buchholz sure does spin his fair share of gems. Sunday Buchholz went the distance, throwing nine scoreless innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing just three hits in his second complete game shutout of the year. We've seen two types of "Bad Buchholz" on the year. The first is completely out of control, falling behind in every at bat, giving up free bases, and ultimately suffering death by a...
Rotoworld Aug 31, 2014

Buchholz rolls over Rays in complete game SO - Clay Buchholz (S) Boston Red Sox

Clay Buchholz tossed a three-hit shutout of the Rays on Sunday, leading the Red Sox to a 3-0 victory.
Fenway Nation Aug 31, 2014

Feat Of Clay: Buchholz Goes Distance In 3-0 Win

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)Clay Buchholz ended the first half of this season with an 11-0 complete game shutout of the Houston Astros. Today, he repeated that feat—going the distance on a three-hit, 3-0 shutout of Tampa. Buchholz was truly dominant—throwing just 98 pitches while striking out six and walking none. If we can count on this Buchholz in 2015, it significantly eases the burden on Ben Cherington to get at least two new quality starters into the rotation. Boston's offense was paced by Christian Vazquez (and RBI single to start the scoring), Mookie Betts (2-4 with an RBI) and David...

Clay Buchholz with Joe Castiglione after his shutout in Tampa Bay

Joe talked to the Sox right-hander, who allowed three hits and zero walks in the 3-0 win over the Rays.

Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 3, Rays 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Sweet music has always been part of Clay Buchholz’s repertoire, whether it’s playing guitar so skillfully in the clubhouse that Yoenis Cespedes grabbed a spot on the couch to listen, or pitching like a virtuoso the way he did here Sunday afternoon. Too often this season, the pitching has hit dissonant chords, but that has not been the case of late. Buchholz needed just 98 pitches to shut out the Tampa Bay Rays on three hits in a 3-0 win before a crowd of 16,822 in Tropicana Field.
Full Count | WEEI Aug 31, 2014

Clay Buchholz eclipses Rays as Red Sox take series finale in shutout

The very good Clay Buchholz showed up Sunday at Tropicana Field. The right-hander held the Rays to three hits and recorded his second shutout of 2014 – and second complete game – in a 3-0 Red Sox win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. Buchholz, coming off a strong 8 1/3-inning effort last Monday in […]
Boston Herald Aug 26, 2014
Blown lead in 9th yields Red Sox win in 10th

Blown lead in 9th yields Red Sox win in 10th

TORONTO — One of these days, Clay Buchholz will find the start-to-finish consistency he’s looking for.In the meantime, the Red Sox still pulled out a 4-3, 10-inning win last night to salvage a morale-sapping collapse from Buchholz and closer Koji Uehara in the ninth.Yoenis Cespedes’ 10th-inning single drove in Brock Holt (infield single, two stolen bases) for the winning run.For 81⁄3 innings, Buchholz had pitched like an ace — two hits, zero runs allowed — and the defense performed like a machine.
Full Count | WEEI Aug 25, 2014

Monday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays matchups: Clay Buchholz vs. J.A. Happ

The Red Sox will open up a three-game set against the Blue Jays up in Toronto on Monday, sending Clay Buchholz to the mound against J.A. Happ in the series opener. After posting back-to-back solid outings on Aug. 9 and 15, Buchholz (5-8, 5.94 ERA) took a step back in his last start Wednesday against […]
Full Count | WEEI Aug 25, 2014

Clay Buchholz says he’s ready to take his turn helping lead a starting staff

TORONTO — There have been times throughout Clay Buchholz’ career he has the best pitcher on the Red Sox‘ starting staff. But at no time was he perceived as the kind of leader all others should file in line behind. Like it or not, that dynamic has suddenly shifted. Buchholz is last man standing in […]
Over the Monster Aug 21, 2014

Stop trying to get rid of Clay Buchholz

Clay Buchholz has been awful in 2014 and frustrating through much of his career. But some Red Sox fans are still too quick to want him gone. Red Sox fans are not best pleased with Clay Buchholz, and it's not hard to understand why. Those who have watched all 21 of his starts this season have been treated to something like four good games, six decent ones, and nearly a dozen outright disasters. Clay Buchholz is not the reason this season was lost, but he's emblematic of the underperformance of so many players that is behind the Red Sox' 56-70 record. Still, the frustration has perhaps gone...
Fenway Nation Aug 21, 2014
Another Buchholz Meltdown Leads To 8-3 Loss

Another Buchholz Meltdown Leads To 8-3 Loss

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Leading 3-1 going into the fifth inning, Clay Buchholz took that offensive gift and flushed down the proverbial toilet—giving up five runs to the Angels in that frame and an ultimate 8-3 loss. The first six Halo batters reach on Buchhholz, whose post-game explanation is like something out of the movie Groundhog Day: ''Just missed location with a couple of pitches and they were able to put a big inning together." Perhaps a GPS is order for Mr. Buchholz: location—60 feet, six inches. Boston had taken a 3-0 lead, one coming from a solo blast by David Ortiz (his 30th...

Buchholz victimized by Halos' 5-run 5th

BOSTON -- Given how well Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz had pitched the game's first four innings Wednesday night, the wall he hit in the fifth seemed nearly inexplicable. Holding a 3-1 lead entering the inning, Buchholz's outing quickly unraveled as he faced all nine Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hitters and surrendered five runs in his team's eventual 8-3 loss. Buchholz lasted six innings on the night, giving up six earned runs on seven hits, and collected his third straight loss.
Boston Herald Aug 21, 2014
Scuffling Clay Buchholz sunk by bad fifth

Scuffling Clay Buchholz sunk by bad fifth

If you like upbeat Clay Buchholz stories, then the first four innings and the sixth inning he pitched last night were pretty good.He allowed just one run on three hits, and he retired Mike Trout twice.If you want the truth about Buchholz, the five runs he allowed in the fifth inning were the story behind the Red Sox’ 8-3 loss to the Angels.

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