Friday, August 17, 2018

Ex-Red Sox Clay Buchholz Dazzles Again In Complete-Game Win For D'backs

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Since mid-April, we've been keeping you posted on the rejuvenated career of former Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz. He has been steadily contributing to the play-off run of the Arizona Diamondbacks—who are now in first place in the NL West. Last night, Buchholz delivered a complete-game five-hitter in Arizona's 5-1 victory. The tall, lanky Texas right-hander struck out six San Diego Padres and walked none in his nine innings of work—lowering his ERA to 2.47 on the year. He's now 6-2, and a key factor as Arizona tries to build on its division lead on Colorado (1.5 games) and the Dodgers (2 games). So far, Buchholz has started 12 games—giving up just 62 hits in 73 innings of work. He's walked 16 and struck out 60 batters over that span. Clearly, he is fully recovered from the multiple maladies that had plagued him throughout his career. How ironic would it be if Clay was standing on the Fenway mound again this October—in different laundry?