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Sunday, September 02, 2007

A No Hitter right out of the Minors

He's 23 years old as of August 14th, and as skinny as a pole. He looks like he can barely heft a ball over home plate. His face says he's about 12, his body maybe 19. But Clay Buchholz can pitch. Man, can he pitch!

In just his second appearance in the majors, the 23-year-old rookie pitched a no-hitter, using a anazing three-pitch assortment of fastballs, curves and changeups to beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-0 Saturday night. You gotta believe that the entire town of Beaumont Texas, where Clay grew up were on their feet screaming their heads off watching their native son pitch a no-no his second time out on the major league mound.

He was called up from Pawtucket on Saturday because the teams were then allowed to expand their 25-man roster for the end of the season. By the ninth inning, the entire crowd at Fenway were standing and cheering. They had seen something almost never seen in baseball: a no-hitter. Derek Lowe pitched one in 2002, Hideo Nomo pitched one in 2001, and before that you have to go back to 1965 for another 000000000|000.

The final pitch was Buchholz's 115th, 21 more than his longest outing of the year. If he had reached 120, even if he had a no-hitter, he would have been taken out, general manager Theo Epstein said. Didn't have to happen. With 115 pitches, Buchholz will go down in Red Sox history, a name to be passed on from father to son, mother to daughter, grandparent to grandchild.

Welcome to the team, Clay. It's obvious you've made a lot of friends today. Some in uniforms, but many many more from Red Sox Nation all over the world. You Rock!

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Anonymous major bedhead said...

I get kind of stupid about this team and last night was so amazing that I got a little teary-eyed at the end of the game.

2/9/07 8:59 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

What an awesome game!
My favorite post-game quote from Clay was "He's somebody you don't want to see running at you, full-speed" referring to Big Papi coming at him to give his big bear hug. I was a little afraid too; Clay looks like he could get broken easily...

2/9/07 11:19 AM  

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