Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Unbeaten Buchholz

Since the White Sox have revealed themselves as Jon Lester's kryptonite, and the Red Sox nearly got no-hit last night (even as often-struggling Felix Doubront had a surprisingly solid night), we turn to Clay Buchholz to avoid getting swept. The Red Sox have been swept only once this season, against the first place Rangers in Texas, and nobody wants to repeat that experience - especially at the hands of the fourth place, under .500 White Sox.

After Lester's less-than-impressive performance on Monday, Buchholz is the last unbeaten pitcher in the Red Sox rotation, with a current record of 6-0. It's been rocky at times for Buchholz, not really because of anything he's done wrong, but because some of the people watching can't believe he's so good.

But thankfully, all of the ridiculous cheating accusations have faded away, and anyone whose opinion matters in baseball will tell you that Buchholz isn't doctoring the ball, he's just mowing down batters with sheer talent. Hopefully he'll keep that going tonight, because it's one thing to get swept by the Rangers, and quite another to suffer the same fate at the hands of the White Sox.

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