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Clay Buchholz | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Clay Buchholz allowed one run in a complete-game victory over the Astros on Saturday.
It was his ninth career complete game and his first since last August 31. Buchholz went into the top of the ninth with a chance at seventh career shutout, but Luis Valbuena hit a two-out RBI single. He fanned eight and walked none in the victory. Buchholz has been on quite the roll of late, allowing just three earned runs combined over his last four starts. His ERA is down to 3.27 for the year. Jul 4 - 4:51 PM

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Clay Buchholz delivered eight innings of one-run ball in a win against the Blue Jays on Monday.

Buchholz's ERA continues to drop at a precipitous rate. In his third consecutive sterling performance this month, the right-hander scattered five hits without issuing a walk and striking out five. The lone run came around in the sixth inning on Josh Donaldson's RBI double. Buchholz heads into a weekend start at home against the Astros with a 3.48 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 96/23 K/BB ratio in 101 innings.
Jun 29 - 9:40 PM

Clay Buchholz limited the Orioles to one run over seven innings in winning Wednesday.

Buchholz struck out seven and walked one in his second straight gem. His ERA stands at 3.68, the lowest it's been since his second start of the season. He has a fine 91/23 K/BB ratio through 93 innings.
Jun 24 - 10:13 PM

Clay Buchholz allowed just a couple of unearned runs over seven innings in defeating the Braves on Thursday.

Buchholz has allowed one or no earned runs in five of his 14 starts this season. That horrible outing in April when he gave up 10 runs (nine earned) is still taking a toll on his ERA, but he has an 84/22 K/BB ratio with just five homers allowed in 86 innings.
Jun 18 - 11:37 PM

Clay Buchholz racked up seven strikeouts over six innings in Saturday's no-decision against the Blue Jays.

The right-hander allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk in the contest. The Jays were able to string together five singles to push three runs across and added on an additional run in the fourth. Buchholz has been extremely inconsistent this season, compiling a 4.22 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 81/21 K/BB ratio over 79 innings. He'll look for better results when he takes on the Braves in Atlanta on Thursday.
Jun 13 - 5:04 PM

Clay Buchholz surrendered four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision against the A's.

Buchholz just didn't have it in this one and Oakland took advantage by mashing 10 hits against him. But the Red Sox rallied for a whopping seven runs in the bottom of the eighth -- well after Buchholz departed -- and wound up sweeping the three-game series from the visiting A's. Buchholz will try to get back on track next week against the Blue Jays. He had been on a serious roll.
Jun 7 - 4:55 PM

Clay Buchholz pitched brilliantly on Tuesday, racking up eight scoreless innings in a win over the Twins.

Buchholz scattered three hits (all singles) and a pair of walks while striking out eight. It's the latest in what has been an elite stretch of pitching. In his last five starts, Buchholz has a 1.95 ERA and a 30/8 K/BB ratio in 37 innings. Overall, he's lowered his ERA to 3.82 with a 1.21 WHIP and a 70/18 K/BB ratio over 68 1/3 innings. He matches up with the Athletics at home in his next outing.
Jun 2 - 9:33 PM

Monday's game between the Red Sox and Twins has been postponed due to rainy conditions in Boston.

There's an ugly forecast for the evening around Fenway Park, so the Red Sox called this one early. Clay Buchholz was scheduled to pitch for Boston and Mike Pelfrey was on tap for Minnesota. They'll be pushed back to Tuesday.
Jun 1 - 2:09 PM

Clay Buchholz allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

Buchholz allowed back-to-back RBI doubles in the first inning, but he settled down to keep the Twins off the scoreboard for the rest of his time. Buchholz finished with seven hits and a walk while striking out four. The loss dropped him to 2-6, but Buchholz actually lowered his ERA to 4.33 in the start. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday at the Rangers.
May 27 - 12:52 AM

Clay Buchholz yielded three runs -- two earned -- and five hits in 7 1/3 innings Thursday against the Rangers.

Boston's pitching has come around just as the offense has evaporated. Buchholz has turned in three straight quality starts, lowering his ERA from 6.03 to 4.56. He has a 58/15 K/BB ratio in 53 innings.
May 21 - 10:09 PM

Clay Buchholz fanned 11 while limiting the Mariners to one run in eight innings Friday.

It's Buchholz's third dominant outing of the season, though his other starts have been bad enough to leave him with a 4.93 ERA. He'll remain inconsistent and annoying to his fantasy owners, but it's hard not to like his 54/13 K/BB ratio through 45 2/3 innings.
May 16 - 12:52 AM

Clay Buchholz earned his first win since Opening Day, giving up three runs in 6 1/3 innings Sunday facing the Blue Jays.

Buchholz had been winless with a no-decision and four losses since winning his Opening Day start against the Phillies. He wasn't dominant, but he pitched well enough to get back in the win column, serving up seven hits and three walks while striking out three. Buchholz still owns a disappointing 5.73 ERA with a 1.59 WHIP and a 43/13 K/BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings. He'll try to make it a winning streak when he faces the Mariners in Seattle next.
May 10 - 3:58 PM

Clay Buchholz continued to struggle on the mound on Monday, taking his fourth loss after yielding five runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Rays.

Buchholz wasn't sharp early, allowing two runs in each of the first two innings, but he settled down until the seventh, when the Rays plated one more run and knocked him out of the game. The right-hander gave up nine hits in total while walking two and striking out seven. Half his starts have been decent and the other half has been disastrous. As a result, he carries a 6.03 ERA with a 1.60 WHIP and a 40/10 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings. Buchholz will try to turn things around in Toronto against the Blue Jays in his next outing.
May 4 - 10:54 PM

Clay Buchholz lasted only 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) in a loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Tuesday marked Buchholz's second poor outing out of his first five starts of the season. The Blue Jays jumped out for five runs in the third inning, knocking the right-hander out early with two outs in the frame. Buchholz yielded six hits, walked one, and struck out four. He'll bring a 5.76 ERA, a 1.56 WHIP, and a 33/8 K/BB ratio over 25 innings into a home start against the Rays next.
Apr 28 - 10:40 PM

Clay Buchholz fanned 10 while allowing one run and two hits over six innings Thursday against the Rays.

Buchholz did have that positively brutal start against the Yankees 11 days ago, but he's allowed three runs and struck out 26 batters in his other three outings. That sounds like a viable mixed-league starter to us.
Apr 23 - 10:35 PM

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