Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz tossed another gem Monday, his third consecutive fantastic start.
Buchholz went eight strong innings, striking out five and allowing just one run in a 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. In his last three outings, the right-hander has allowed just two runs total over 22 innings.
Buchholz spoke with reporters after the game in Toronto, as seen on NESN’s “Red Sox Final,” and downplayed the idea that anything special is happening — he’s just going out there and pitching.
“The more you throw, the better you are, the better you’ll feel. That’s just part of it,” Buchholz said. “Everybody knows you’re going to have the rough starts and you try to stay away from them as much as possible, but whenever you feel good, you feel like you can command your pitches. And when you’re facing a team that swings the bat and that’s how they beat guys is hitting the ball hard and driving in runs you’ve got to try and stay on the corners and not miss middle.
“Fortunately tonight when I did miss middle, they either fouled it off or hit it at somebody or popped it up. It doesn’t happen that way all the time, but you’ll take it when you can and build off each start.”
Check out the rest of Buchholz’s comments in the video above.
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