In the second game of a 3 game series against the Blue Jays, Clay Buchholz continued his dominance of the MLB with another seven inning performance and became the first 6 game winner in the MLB. Clay Buchholz has been the best pitcher in baseball up until this point and has shown no signs of slowing up. His team gave him a great offensive performance behind him tallying 10 runs in a 10-1 beating of the Blue Jays.
The Red Sox hit 5 home runs including a pair by Mike Napoli. This now gives the Red Sox 16 home runs in 5 games at the Rodgers Center this season. They have absolutely crushed the ball in Toronto considering they have 14 home runs in 18 home games. Napoli has continued to kill the ball and adds to his league lead in RBI. He finished the game 3-4 the two home runs and 4 RBI. Both Napoli and Buchholz have been surprisingly great this year. There were a lot of people that expected them to contribute, but to be the best pitcher in baseball and one of the best hitters, nobody could have predicted that.
What I am most impressed with is the way Buchholz has pitched. He hasn’t gone less than 7 innings in any game and hasn’t given up more than two runs in any of them. Buchholz has a 1.01 ERA and has kept opposing batters to a .178 average. He has just run through the competition no problem and does not show any signs of slowing. Mixed with the run support he has been getting, he could put up some big numbers this year. The real test is when he faces teams like Texas and the Angels. If he dominates the better competition of the league, he could be on his way to winning 20 games or a Cy Young.
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