Clay Buchholz gave up just one run in six innings, and the Red Sox got three home runs on the night as they beat Roy Halladay and the Blue Jays 6-1 last night in Toronto.
Amalie Benjamin has Buchholz this time getting the better of an opposing ace. John Tomase has Buchholz taking another step towards establishing himself as a full-time member of the rotation. Joe McDonald has the future defeating the present at the Rogers Centre.
Alex Speier says that Buchholz is a different pitcher than he was a year ago. Steve Buckley says that the Red Sox need Tim Wakefield back in the rotation. Rob Bradford talks to Dustin Pedroia about the birth of his son. Joe Haggerty says that Victor Martinez has been a big addition for the Sox.
Adam Kilgore looks at the recent surge of power from David Ortiz. Buckley has Ortiz finding a comfort zone as of late. McDonald notes that Ortiz collected his 800th RBI as a Red Sox last night. McDonald has Kevin Youkilis miffed after taking another hit last night. Sarah Green says that Youkilis is baseball’s own duct tape.
Benjamin’s notebook has Terry Francona noting that playoff chases never get old. Tomase’s notebook has Jacoby Ellsbury on the cusp of breaking Tommy Harper’s Red Sox single season stolen base record. McDonald’s Red Sox journal has more on Remy’s return.
Patriots links coming.