Clay Buchholz Does Texas "Three-Step" In First Inning
Clay Buchholz is from Texas—but it didn't help him yesterday in Arlington. The tall righty had another meltdown first inning (he should patent those)—coughing up three runs, to put his team into an immediate hole in the eventual 6-2 loss. All told, he yielded five runs in 5 1/3 innings—further clouding the starting rotation for John Farrell and The Carmine Hose. The formerly potent Red Sox offense punched out eight hits—including two each by Mookie Betts and Bryce Brentz (who clouted his first career HR). On to Tampa, to face the dismal Rays, who have lost 11 straight games.