Buchholz bounces back with a win
Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz returned to form last night in Seattle after spending a month on the disabled list. Buchholz, who has struggled mightily with his mechanics and confidence this season, made quick work of the Mariners in the 5-4 Red Sox win.
The game flew by in a mere two hours and 40 minutes as Buchholz made quick work of a Seattle line up that pulverized Boston the two previous games.
” He was in the flow of the game,” said Sox manager John Farrell. “There was a good feel for all four pitches that he was throwing: no hesitation on his part. That’s a sign of confidence and a good frame of mind.”
Buchholz pitched in to the 8th inning, giving up three home runs, in otherwise a solid outing.
“It’s fun to be out there and battle without battling yourself,” Buchholz said. ” It was a lot more like I did last year as far as the pitches I was going to throw right when I gripped it. I was more clear on what I wanted to do.”
David Ortiz hit his 18th home run of the season, and career home run # 449 which ties Ortiz with Jeff Bagwell and Vladimir Guerrero for 37th place all time.