Thursday, August 21, 2014

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 it down the proverbial toilet—giving up five runs to the Angels in that frame in an ultimate 8-3 loss. The first six Halo batters reached on Buchholz, 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 in order for Mr. Buchholz to define the location—60 feet, 6 inches. Boston had taken a 3-0 lead, one coming from a solo blast by David Ortiz (his 30th of the season). Ortiz has now tied Ted Williams for most 30-HR seasons as a Red Sox player (8). Other than that, you can pretty much file this one under: Ghost Of Bobby Valentine. They still need 14 wins to eclipse the record attained by 2012's skipper.