Clay Buchholz has had one bad outing for the Diamondbacks. Just one.
He still has a 2.68 ERA, 1.105 WHIP and a 8.1 K/9 in his 10 starts (57 innings). And he’s averaging almost 6 innings an outing.
Can’t say I’ve been watching him in great detail in the desert, but he has my attention now. And he’s playing for a contender, too!
These are meaningful games. The Diamondbacks are relying on him just like any other starter and Buchholz continues to answer the call.
I don’t think anyone in Red Sox country, maybe even fans of all AL East teams, thought he’d have a career after his collapse in Boston. I thought moving out of town would help, but figured he’d still be limited because he was so inconsistent towards the end of his career with the Red Sox.
Yet here he is shoving in 9 out of the 10 games he started. I guess playing in Boston really was too much for him.