Buchholz Ready For New Start In 2013

April 3, 2013 7:33 PM
Buchholz Ready For New Start In 2013
" BOSTON (CBS) – After a very strong spring, Clay Buchholz is looking forward to his first start of the 2013 season as the Red Sox continue their three-game set against the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.

With a very up-and-down 2012 campaign behind him, Buchholz is taking a new approach each time he steps on the mound.

“Just have fun with it,” he told WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche from the Yankee Stadium locker room. “I’m excited to get the first night game of the season, and it’s here in (Yankee Stadium) so it’s obviously a pretty special place. I’m ready to go; felt good all spring and I’m ready to carry that over.”

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Like most of his current teammates, Buchholz is hoping to put 2012 behind him. He finished the season with a winning record at 11-8, but his 4.56 ERA was his highest since his first year in the majors and he surrendered a career-high 26 homers in his 29 starts.

This spring, Buchholz focused on being ready for the regular season instead of singling out one pitch to work on, and is no longer set on striking everyone out "

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