Clay Buchholz was raised in Lumberton, Texas, so he knows a thing or two about the southwestern heat. And perhaps that's why he was able to make it through seven innings and 105 pitches of one-run baseball in the Red Sox 2-1 win on Tuesday.
The right-hander admits that the heat is a factor every time the team travels to the Ballpark in Arlington, but he also says that it affected him more in the dugout than out on the field. Either way, Buchholz was able to continue to pitch effectively deep into the game, giving a huge lift to a maligned pitching staff — even if he didn't pick up a victory for his personal win-loss record.
Watch the video above from Red Sox Clubhouse Uncut to hear it all in the 27-year-old's own words.
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