September 1, 2007


Red Sox rookie Buchholz tosses no-hitter (AP, 9/01/07)

Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his second major league start, just hours after being called up by the Boston Red Sox.

The lanky Texan baffled Baltimore with an assortment of curves, changeups and fastballs in the Red Sox's 10-0 victory Saturday night. He struck out nine, walked three and hit one batter before the 371st straight sellout crowd at Fenway Park.

Funny what guys can do when you develop them properly.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 1, 2007 9:34 PM

You mean like the Yanks' Ian Kennedy who gave up 1 ER and struck out 6 in 7 innings yesterday?

Posted by: Foos at September 2, 2007 7:43 AM

Nah Foos, I think he was referring to Joba, whose numbers are much better than Buchholz's so far -- no earned runs yet and 17 k in 11.1 ip. Not to mention the bonus of getting Youk to wet his pants, twice, the other day!

And heck, the Yankee prospects look like they actually put away a meal or 2. Is that part of developing pitchers properly for the Sawx, not feeding them?

Or was Clay spending his minor league meal money on crystal meth?

Congrats to the kid tho. He's come a long way from stealing laptops from his high school. (Man, when the Sawx decided to draft him they must've highlighted that, meant he'd fit in with the big league club characterwise. A captain who picks fights while keeping his fastmask on, a petty thief, etc.)

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at September 2, 2007 9:35 AM

Yes, Kennedy is a finished college product considered to be the player closest to his (fairly low) ceiling already in last year's draft. It's perfect that he replaced Mussina, because, if you wishcast hard enough, you can hope he has a Moosish career. Devoid of the stuff to win a Cy Young or be trusted much in a playoff game, but able to make a few All-Star teams if he stays healthy. He's exactly the kind of guy Torre can be allowed.

Posted by: oj at September 2, 2007 10:50 AM

Certified Red Sox-hater here but I gotta admit that was pretty cool.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at September 2, 2007 7:52 PM

The Yanks sweep Boston and then lose 2 to the Devil Rays. Their dugout must be a pit.

Posted by: ratbert at September 3, 2007 1:23 AM