Ho hum. Another week, another magnificent performance from Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz that earned him Amica Pitcher of the Week honors.
This week’s efforts might have garnered some controversy after Blue Jays analysts — and former MLB pitchers — Jack Morris and Dick Hayhurst accused Buchholz of using a spitball or scuffball, but it was also one of his best of the season. The Red Sox’ starter threw seven innings of scoreless baseball with eight strikeouts. He allowed just two hits and three walks.
The outing lowered his season ERA to 1.01 and his WHIP to 0.96. He’s 6-0 on the season and leads the AL in wins, ERA and pitching WAR.
Buchholz is set to take on the Twins at Fenway Park on Monday. The Red Sox will face off against Vance Worley as Buchholz tries to grab his seventh win in as many starts.