Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Buchholz Delivers A Beauty, Sox Top Jays, 3-1

(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) 
Look up 'enigma' in the dictionary, and there will likely be a picture of Clay Buchholz. At once, the most talented (sometimes) and frustrating (nearly all the time) starter in the last decade, Buchholz put on a show last night. Going eight strong innings, he gave up just one earned run in Boston's 3-1 win over Toronto. Buchholz used his entire four-pitch arsenal to stymie one of the most prolific offenses in all of baseball. On our offensive side, the first three hitters in the Boston order were dynamic—Mookie Betts went 2-4 and scored two runs, Brock Holt went 1-3 with an RBI and Xander Bogaerts went 1-4 with two RBIs. Boston has crept to within seven games of the top-spot in the AL East—and has won 8 of their last 13. Could it be the start of something good?