Recap - Clay Pitched...And It Went Just How You Expected It Would

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

For Boston sports fans, there was literally no place to turn.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Herald
The Celtics were getting schooled by the Hawks on the other side of town, the NFL draft was a constant reminder of Goodell screwing the Patriots, and at Fenway you had to deal with the enigma that is Clay Buchholz (pictured).

Oh sure, Clay pitched into the seventh inning ( a medal on him) but it's become almost painful to watch him pitch.

Buchholz allowed five runs on eight hits and four walks in 6.1 innings as Atlanta beat the Red Sox 5-3. The loss snapped Boston's four-game winning streak.

He was in trouble right from the start, allowing a leadoff double to Nick Markakis. Two outs later a walk put runners on the corners and it was only a fine running catch by Mookie Betts that kept the Braves off the board.

The Red Sox scored a run in the bottom of the inning on a Hanley Ramirez single that drove in Dustin Pedroia.

Buchholz issued a one-out walk in the second followed by three consecutive hits to give Atlanta a 3-1 lead.

Ramirez doubled home another Red Sox run in the third and Pedroia singled home the third Boston run in the ninth.

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