Will Buchholz Continue Positive Trend In Tuesday Start?
In his last five outings (two starts, three bullpen appearances), Clay Buchholz has posted a stunningly good 2.35 ERA. The theory is that his new regimen (relieving and spot-starting) has allowed him to stay "fresher"—giving his fastball a lot more juice than earlier in the season. In fact, he now routinely hits 94-95 MPH on the radar gun. Too bad he has to face Clemens tonight! Wait a minute, it's Paul Clemens (2-4, 4.93 ERA) on the hill for the Friars—so maybe things will go well again for the tall, mercurial Texan. The Red Sox are getting solid starts from the rotation during this most recent offensive drought—maybe tonight both hitting and pitching will be in sync.