It's bound to happen during spring training. The doldrums start to hit as the weeks roll on, and players are anxious to get the regular season started.
Clay Buchholz hit what he called a "dead phase" on Friday, where he earned his first loss of the spring against the Detroit Tigers. The righty threw three innings in the matchup, allowing five hits and three runs (one of them earned).
Buchholz had not allowed any runs in the 10 prior innings he pitched before Friday's game, and he still posts an impressive 0.69 ERA in spring training. Despite the rough outing, Buchholz said that he expects to bounce back before the regular season hits.
"I think we're getting to that point in spring training where your body gets in a little dead phase,": Buchholz said. "It obviously will come back in the last week or so."
To hear more from Buchholz, and to catch all the day's highlights, check out the video above from NESN Daily.
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