Thursday, June 26, 2014

Buchholz And Ortiz Help Avoid Another Sweep

Last night, Clay Buchholz returned from over a month on the DL with a more than credible performance in Boston's 5-4 win over Seattle. The tall righty went 7 1/3 innings giving up four earned runs—on a paltry 76 pitches. That efficiency was fueled by throwing all four pitches in his repertoire and working fast. The offense was provided primarily by David Ortiz (3 RBIs, including his 449th career HR). Daniel Nava also went 3-4 with an RBI. A healthy and effective Buchholz could go a long way toward making upcoming trade decisions a little easier. If Ben Cherington and John Farrell can count on Jon Lester, Buchholz, John Lackey, Brandon Workman and Rubby De La Rosa, there are obvious expendable starters. After a day off, the Red Sox head to The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street for the final three games of this dismal road trip.