Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Phenom Report: Buchholz and the King
Clay Buchholz had another promising outing last night and appears to be rounding into form when it counts the most. There was not a lot of stress on the lad, as the Red Sox pounded out six home runs and are taking full advantage of the home field advantage. Clay gave up only three hits and walked a single batter over seven full as the Red Sox continue to cling to a narrow 2 game advantage in the AL Wild Card
Clay's Line - 7.0 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 1 BB, 5 K's. Solid.
Result - Win
Next Opponent: LAA (most likely).
King Felix took the mound in Anaheim against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim California of the United States of America. Perhaps I was a little harsh on my statement that Felix is an unknown due to playing for yet another "dreadful" Seattle team. Truth be told, the Mariners are actually playing some decent ball this year, but have had some rough stretches. I think the media has it nailed though that his Cy Young hopes pretty much go up in smoke when he is not getting run support, which is what happened again last night...his 10th no-decision of the season.
Hernandez Line: 7.0 IP, 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 4 BB, and 3 K's
Result - No decision
Next Opponent: Texas