The Red Sox attacked first in the 2n inning with Xander Bogaerts' third triple of the season. Meanwhile, Clay Buchholz was throwing a one-hitter until the 6th inning, when he allowed a home run to Seth Smith to tie the game.
Buchholz was extremely good in this outing. 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 11 K's and 0 BB. This game was enough to lower Buchholz' ERA to 4.93. If this was the first Red Sox game someone ever seen, they would think that Buchholz was the ace of the rotation. Kershaw caliber. But as usual, it was not enough.
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John Farrell blamed the loss on his decision to pitch to Nelson Cruz. Volunteered it before being asked.— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) May 16, 2015
Now the Red Sox are 11-3 when scoring first, two games below .500 and will face Félix Hernández this afternoon.
Would you pitch to Nelson Cruz with first base open? Are we now seeing the results of a new pitching coach with Clay Buchholz' strong outing? Leave your comments below and don't forget to follow us on Twitter at @RedSoxLife. Jorge Camargo 5/16/2015 01:36:00 AM Tweet