Clay Buchholz Picks Up Where He Left Off Last Year
The poop hit the propeller early for Clay Buchholz as he could only manage 1 and 1/3 innings before exiting from his first outing in the Grapefruit League. To his credit, Clay could have gotten out of the 1st unscathed if Bogaerts hadn’t booted one on a force attempt to second. Instead of two outs and a man at first, there were men on first and second and one down. With Kim at the plate, Flaherty and Reimold pull the double steal. Once again, bad D by the Sox cost Buchholz as Sanduval couldn’t make the play on a perfect throw from Hannigan from the plate. Kim then strikes out which should have been the third out for the second time.
Next batter, Christian Walker, doubles and Baltimore’s up 2-0. Hoes pops a single to left and 3-0. In the start of the 2nd Buchholz left with the bases loaded. Marban comes in and walks in a run. In all, Buchholz threw 37 pitches, gave up 3 hits and 3 walks and was charged with 4 runs. His command wasn’t.
Boston managed 8 runs with shots from Bogaerts, Ramirez, Shaw, Travis and Dominguez. They staved off a last inning rally by Baltimore. With the score 8-5, Pat Light had the bases loaded and Rosa knocked in a pair leaving the Sox up by 1. McCarthy came in for the last out. Heath Hembree got the win.
Buchholz Picks Up Where He Left Off Last Year; Upper Valley Sports