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Red Sox place Clay Buchholz on disabled list with flexor strain

I guess this could have been a lot worse, but I’m still not getting my hopes up for Clay being a contributor for the rest of this season.

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Clay Buchholz having MRI after leaving start with right elbow tightness

And so it begins. So much for a Red Sox “resurgence” during the second half of the season.

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Clay Buchholz to visit Dr. James Andrews for “peace of mind”

Don’t mind me. I will just be over here, holding my breath, *ALL DAY.*

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Clay Buchholz to visit Dr. James Andrews

This is just another reason to re-adjust my expectations for the second half of the season. If the Red Sox finish out these last few months with a .500 record, I would be quite pleased.[^fn1]

[^fn1]: Especially, if they do not trade away any of their prospects in the process.

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Injured Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz throws off mound without pain – Over the Monster

Speaking of feel-good Red Sox stories, I hope that Buchholz is back on the hill after the All-Star break.

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Buchholz feels like he’s “turned a corner”

> “It’s finally turned a corner,” he said. “I feel like I’m finally getting close to feeling pretty much normal now.”

I have my fingers crossed that he’s right.

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DL decision for Buchholz likely coming today

Ugh. Not having Buchholz to pitch against Tampa has me extremely nervous about this upcoming serious with the Rays.

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Buchholz is one the few Bright Spots for the Sox This Year

> All this is not to shroud Buchholz’s dramatic improvement in a cloak of luck. It would be far too simple to say Buchholz’s resurgence is due to luck, just like it would be foolhardy to point to his disastrous start to the year as all luck. The truth is that Buchholz was rather unlucky early on and has benefited from luck since, but the underlying changes are what are far more important and are what will matter to Buchholz’s future. He’s rediscovered his changeup, and in the process, discovered another weapon in a split-fingered fastball he can use to get batters out. In a season to forget, the Red Sox may all look back on 2012 as the year Clay Buchholz became the best right-handed pitcher on the Red Sox staff for years to come.

Excellent piece by Evan Brunell, who you can normally find on [Fire Brand of the American League](http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/firebrandal/~3/9CziScn6fCs/).

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A Bright Spot in a Dark Season

9 pitches, 3 strike outs. A feat that has only been accomplished 47 times in the history of baseball. Well done Clay. Well done.

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Buchholz feeling like he did in 2010

> The last couple of times out, my two-seam fastball has been a pitch like it was a couple of years ago for me, being able to throw it to both sides of the plate,” he said. “My four-seam seems to be there whenever I have a good two-seam working. I was able to throw some changeups for strikes and get some swings and misses on it. My curveball has been my best pitch all year, so that was working for me when I gave it a chance tonight, also.

Music to my ears.