Nothing continues to go right for the Red Sox. After an abysmal road trip, they were promplty swept by the Toronto Blue Jays, with Sunday’s defeat sending the Sox to a magic number of six for mathematical elimination from the playoffs.
Clay Buchholz entered the ninth inning with the score tied at three, hoping to send the Sox to the bottom of the frame for a potential walkoff victory. With two men on, Bobby Valentine made the trek out to the mound to presumably take out the pitcher after having thrown 113 pitches through 8 1/3 innings. Instead, Buchholz stayed in the game and gave up the eventual game-winning sac fly to Omar Vizquel before getting the hook.
Hear what Buchholz had to say about his final batter from Red Sox Clubhouse Uncut following Sunday’s loss.