Buchholz bounces back with a win

Published On June 26, 2014 | By Alice Cook

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.”

Other notes:

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.



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is a veteran television sports reporter and Olympian. Her experience includes 25 years of sports reporting for WBZ-TV, the CBS and former NBC affiliate in Boston. Cook has worked for ESPN, Turner Sports, and WTBS. Cook is a feature writer for She's Game Sports and Boston.com. She is also President and Founder of She's Game Sports LLC.