Buchholz Sharp In Return: ‘Everything Feels Good’

September 11, 2013 1:33 PM
Buchholz Sharp In Return: ‘Everything Feels Good’
" BOSTON (CBS) – It was a return three months in the making, but when it was all said and done at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night, it was as if Clay Buchholz hadn’t missed any time for the Boston Red Sox.

The righty was solid in his return from a 94-day absence from the majors, allowing just three singles and a walk while striking out six Rays in Boston’s 2-0 victory. Buchholz threw 74 pitches in his five innings of work, right around the 75-80 limit manager John Farrell set prior to his return.

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Buchholz, who made three rehab outings in the minors with mixed results, showed just a few signs of rust in the outing, and his overall crispness on the mound surprised even Farrell.

“With the three outings before rejoining us each one was more consistent. Inside his last outing with each inning he pitched the consistency was coming along, and he carried that through the five innings tonight,” Farrell said after the game. “We’ve got three weeks to continue to build him up "

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