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Apr 21, 2014
Rotoworld
Clay Buchholz was on the hook for six runs in 2 1/3 innings as the Red Sox lost to the Orioles on Monday.
Full Count | WEEI 19 hours ago

Red Sox likely to promote a pitcher, wait to activate Shane Victorino

The Red Sox thought that they might activate Shane Victorino from the disabled list as soon as Wednesday, following the third game of his rehab assignment in Triple-A Pawtucket (in which the outfielder went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts). But with the Sox having gotten just 2 1/3 innings from Clay Buchholz on Monday and 4 [...]
Over the Monster Apr 22, 2014
Daily Red Sox Links: Clay Buchholz, Mookie Betts, Mike Napoli

Daily Red Sox Links: Clay Buchholz, Mookie Betts, Mike Napoli

Today's links look at Clay Buchholz's well-being, Mookie Betts' big bat and Mike Napoli's measured approach at the plate. If you think that Clay Buchholz has lost something on his fastball, you aren't alone. While it's not a big drop, it's still something to look out for going forward. (Dave D'Onofrio; Boston.com) And it doesn't look like pre-game naps in Fenway's "sleep room" have helped him out much. (Mike Silverman; Boston Herald) Don't worry, though, because it's going to be okay, everyone! According to the internet, the team has gotten back to basics at the plate. (Brian MacPherson;...
The Republican Apr 22, 2014

Clay Buchholz not injured, but lacking confidence: Arm strength is 'not quite there'

The Red Sox need Buchholz to rediscover his talent. If not, they may have to seriously consider their options, with talented starters waiting in the minor leagues.
Boston Globe Apr 22, 2014

Arm strength is 'not quite there' for Buchholz

After last year's injury slowed his offseason, Clay Buchholz's arm strength isn't all the way back yet -- and it shows in his early results.
Boston Herald Apr 22, 2014
Buchholz in deep sleep

Buchholz in deep sleep

Clay Buchholz would have been better off using “Fenway sleepover” for the excuse as to why he pitched so poorly in yesterday’s early Patriots Day matinee.He didn’t, which made his start feel like something that’s worth losing sleep over.
Boston Herald Apr 22, 2014
Clay, Orioles too much to overcome

Clay, Orioles too much to overcome

For the record, the Red Sox’ Sunday night slumber party at Fenway Park featured John Lackey and Mike Napoli sharing a bunk bed (Lackey was on top, according to Napoli) with Clay Buchholz nearby, trying to catch some shut eye before throwing his 11:05 a.m. first pitch on Marathon Monday.Turns out, it wouldn’t have mattered if Buchholz had set up a cot next to the mound. The Baltimore Orioles could have hit his subpar stuff in their sleep.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 21, 2014

Red Sox insist Clay Buchholz’s arm strength, not health, is the issue

It wasn’t the worst start of Clay Buchholz‘s career, but it was close. And so, after the right-hander struggled through 2 1/3 innings in which he allowed six runs on seven hits in a 7-6 loss to the Orioles while regularly featuring a fastball that didn’t crack 90 mph, the question had to be asked: [...]
KFFL Apr 21, 2014

Red Sox | Clay Buchholz's velocity down

Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz's velocity has been down early in the season, but ...

A troubling step back for Buchholz

BOSTON -- This was supposed to be the start. The one where Clay Buchholz put it together. The one where he took a step toward rediscovering some of the dominance he displayed early in 2013. Buchholz had made slight strides in his first three starts, recovering from a painful opening against Milwaukee to limit the Yankees to two earned runs in six innings on April 10 before doing the same to the White Sox on Wednesday. His pitch counts had risen from 72 to 94 to 109.
Boston Globe Apr 21, 2014

Clay Buchholz gets knocked around, Red Sox can't fully recover in 7-6 loss

Buchholz allows six earned runs in shortest start since 2012, Sox leave tying run at third in ninth.
Over the Monster Apr 21, 2014
Red Sox 6, Orioles 7: No cigar

Red Sox 6, Orioles 7: No cigar

The Red Sox staged another major comeback attempt. This time, though, everything just went wrong. This one hurts. For the second straight game, the Red Sox fell behind in a big way early courtesy of a starting pitcher's implosion. This time it was Clay Buchholz struggling in the third, with the Orioles setting up a veritable carousel around the bases. Ground balls, line drives, bloops--everything went for a hit. Five straight to start the inning. It was in part bad luck, yes, but Buchholz was throwing 89 with no command of his fastball. It's hard to say he didn't deserve the six runs he...

Rapid Reaction: Orioles 7, Red Sox 6

BOSTON -- The baseball game at Fenway Park on Patriots’ Day was not nearly the most important sporting event in Boston. That much is clear. The Red Sox had a chance to steal some of the thunder, but a rally fell short in a deflating 7-6 loss in front of 37,513 fans. Clay Buchholz gave up six runs before being pulled with one out in the third inning in his shortest start since 2012. The Orioles added another in the eighth, which was just enough to offset a three-run Boston rally in the fifth, solo homers by David Ross and Mike Napoli, and a single tally in the ninth.
Rotoworld Apr 21, 2014

Buchholz struggles as the O's top the Sox - Clay Buchholz (S) Boston Red Sox

Clay Buchholz was on the hook for six runs in 2 1/3 innings as the Red Sox lost to the Orioles on Monday.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 21, 2014

Closing Time: Concerns mount about Clay Buchholz as Red Sox comeback effort against Orioles comes up short

Is Clay Buchholz injured or just struggling? And which would be worse? Buchholz looked very little like the pitcher who customarily dominated when healthy enough to pitch last year. After two effiicient innings, his outing unraveled in the third, when he permitted six runs on eight hits. A year ago, he didn’t allow more than [...]

Red Sox unable to overcome Patriots Day dud by Clay Buchholz

In hindsight, maybe sleeping over at Fenway Park wasn't such a great idea for Clay Buchholz.Rather than going home early Sunday night, with an 11:05 a.m. first pitch looming today, Buchholz stayed for the Red Sox' come-from-behind walkoff win, then spent the night at Fenway, joining teammates John Lackey and Mike Napoli in taking advantage of a room adjacent to the clubhouse that was designed last season for players to relax or even get some sleep.

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