MacPherson On Clay Buchholz: ‘The Stuff Just Isn’t There’

April 22, 2014 1:07 PM
MacPherson On Clay Buchholz: ‘The Stuff Just Isn’t There’
" BOSTON (CBS) - At 9-11, it’s been an up and down, roller coaster-like start to the 2014 season for the defending champion Boston Red Sox, and perhaps no player on the team better personifies that inconsistency than starting pitcher Clay Buchholz.

Buchholz has two quality starts sandwiched in between two awful outings — his first of the year and Monday’s Patriots’ Day performance where he failed to make it out of the third inning. He’s yet to earn a win, and his 7.71 ERA is four earned runs more than his career average.

Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Adam Jones Show Monday night to discuss what’s been plaguing the talented, but inconsistent starter.

“The stuff just isn’t there. [Monday] there were mixed results. His first couple of innings were alright. You could make the argument he had some bad luck with batted balls. There were some balls that were finding holes, but he was also giving up hard contact — just like in his first start. The stuff just isn’t there "

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