Clay Buchholz’s second outing of the season was less than stellar.
The Boston Red Sox right-hander shined in his Opening Day start against the Philadelphia Phillies, but it was a different story Sunday night at Yankee Stadium. The Yanks roughed up Buchholz for seven runs in the first inning as the Bronx Bombers handed the Red Sox a 14-4 loss.
The bad start certainly led the Buchholz doubters to come out in full force, but it’s not time to panic yet, according to NESN’s Tim Wakefield. The former Red Sox pitcher is confident Buchholz can bounce back in his next start, telling Tom Caron and Jim Rice he isn’t worried at all about one shaky performance.
“No, not at all because he’ll rebound and pitch well in his next start,” Wakefield said on “Red Sox First Pitch.” “That first inning was a big blow to him, but he was able to stay in the game. He had a clean second, a clean third, and then in the fourth, what was his demise was everything just found a hole. It wasn’t like he was giving up homer after homer after homer. I think if he gets through that fourth inning, he gives them a chance to win.”
Check out the video above to hear more from Wakefield on Buchholz.
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