Buchholz Regains 'Feet Of Clay', Sox Lose Squeaker, 7-6
Clay Buchholz hadn't started a game since last July—and it showed. The right-hander was pummeled for four runs in the first inning, putting his team in a hole right from the start. The Boston offense overcame the crappy Buchholz start—eventually taking a 6-5 lead. But the vaunted bullpen emulated the starter—coughing up two more runs (including a game-winning HR by old friend Mike Napoli) in a 7-6 loss. Boston's long-ball offense was paced by Brock Holt (2-run HR), David Ortiz (career HR #505), and Hanley Ramirez (solo HR)—but it just wasn't enough. Unfortunately, we may need to get used to a long line of these non-David Price starts from the rest of this pedestrian rotation.