Clay Buchholz pitched absolutely phenomenal in Pawtucket against Louisville striking out 10 batters in 5 innings. He only allowed 2 runs and 3 hits. Unfortunately Pawtucket's hitters couldn't get anything going so they were limited to 1 run. The final score was 11-1 in Louisville's favor. Buchholz is the Red Sox best pitching prospect and was recently called up to Triple-A Pawtucket. This is his second appearence. In his debut he allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and struck out four. In Portland (AA) he was having a great season with 116 strikeouts and a 1.77 ERA until the recent call up. David Pauley (6-3) pitches tommorow against "The Bats."
My thoughts on Buchholz are that he is going to stay in AAA for another season after this year and then come up for the MLB team, the Boston Red Sox in 2009. He isn't expected to make an impact soon and it would be best for us to keep him in the minor leagues until he is completely ready. We have a pitching staff capable of holding it's own for the future and Buchholz will only make it better. Imagine a pitching staff of Jon Lester, Kason Gabbard and Clay Buchholz and those wouldn't even be your best pitchers. Daisuke Matsuzaka and Josh Beckett wouldn't even be 30 and would be hitting their primes. I just hope the development doesn't hit a bump in the road (injury or something). He just needs to pitch and pitch and pitch.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Posted by Playaofthegame at 9:22 PM