Buchholz struck out 10 batters and allowed six hits in 6 2/3 innings, but things turned sour in the Rangers’ three-run seventh inning.
“Up to the seventh inning, I felt really good about [the start],” Buchholz said on W.B. Mason Extra Innings Live after the game. “[My pitches] were down. And I kept telling myself all day, if I miss, miss down.”
Despite the loss, Buchholz was able to take away many positives from the outing.
“Things are clicking a little bit more,” Buchholz said. “I had all four pitches working tonight and I haven’t had that all season.”
Buchholz understands he’ll continue to improve with every start.
“It felt good,” Buchholz said. “It felt like a movement in the right direction.”
Check out Buchholz’ postgame comments below.