Confident Buchholz Ready To Face Orioles

August 16, 2012 12:00 AM
Confident Buchholz Ready To Face Orioles
" BOSTON (CBS) – While the Red Sox are sputtering, Clay Buchholz is among the few players feeling some confidence these days.

“Confidence has been rolling,” the 10-3 Buchholz told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Jonny Miller. “I felt like for the most part of the season, after the first five or six starts, I’ve feel like I can do what I wanted to with the ball – even if the results haven’t been what I wanted them to be.”

Over the two and a half months, the results have been there for Buchholz. Since the start of June, he’s 6-1 and has watched his ERA drop from 6.58 to 4.24.

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While he is only 2-0 over his last five starts (the Sox are 4-1), Buchholz has gone at least seven innings in each outing allowing just five earned runs over 39 innings pitched.

“It’s been trying to keep the ball down in the zone and missing the fat part of the bat. For the most part it’s been working,” said Buchholz "

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