Clay Buchholz SP BOS 4 Days

Buchholz was tagged for five runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out three in Wednesday night's loss to Pittsburgh. He took the loss after winning his past three starts.

Buchholz made a few mistakes that Pirates hitters didn't miss and he lasted just 73 pitches. He'd been good of late, having allowed a 3.18 ERA and .202 opponents batting average in the previous seven starts.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 11 Days

Buchholz made another quality start Thursday, giving up three runs -- two earned -- and six hits in 6.1 innings at Kansas City. He issued three walks and struck out seven en route to his eighth win of the season.

Buchholz allowed two runs early, but settled down nicely, and ended up making his forth straight quality start. He'll look to continue building momentum in his next start at Pittsburgh.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 16 Days

Buchholz struck out five and walked two while holding the Blue Jays to two runs on four hits over 6.1 innings Saturday night.

For the first time all season, Buchholz has put together a stretch of three straight quality starts. The victory Saturday improved his record to 7-8 for the season, and he'll look to get back to .500 against the Royals in a road start Friday.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 21 Days

Buchholz pitched a complete game shutout, giving up three hits and walking none while striking out six in Sunday's win over the Rays. It was his second straight quality start and fourth in his last five outings.

It was a very efficient Buchholz, who threw just 98 pitches and got first-pitch strikes on 23 of 29 batters. He dropped all of his pitches in for strikes. His recent stretch of good pitching comes on the heels of a four-start stretch when he was lit up for 23 runs in 22 innings. We got the good Buchholz on Sunday, but it's just as likely we get the bad one when he next takes the hill Friday against the Blue Jays. And therein lies the problem with Buchholz. Consistency. It's something the Red Sox will be looking for during the final month of the season.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 28 Days

Buchholz pitched well in a no-decision Monday, holding the Rangers to three runs in 8.1 innings of work.

Buchholz' performance was a nice rebound from his six-run dud against the Angels his last time out. It's been a rough go of things for Buchholz this season, as the strong start lowered his ERA to 5.77�the lowest point it's hit in more than a month. He'll try to keep the success rolling against the Rays this weekend.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 Month

Buchholz gave up six runs on seven hits over six innings against the Angels on Wednesday.

The inconsistency continues for Buchholz, who appeared to make progress last time out thanks in large part to improvements with his curveball. Barring a change of course from the Red Sox, he'll get two chances to take the ball next week, beginning Monday in Toronto before a second spin in Tampa Bay on August 31.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 Month

Buchholz has used his curveball more in the past two starts to great success, the Providence Journal reports. Friday's no-decision was his second straight straight encouraging outing after a string bad ones.

Buchholz, who has thrown the curve at least 30 times in the past two starts, has thrown his hook more than 25 times in a game just once in his career before this past week. He was able to throw it in all situations and drop it in for strikes. When Buchholz has a feel for his secondary stuff, he's usually in for a good outing. We'll see if he can continue this run of good pitching, but given his track record this season, we're not counting on it.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 Month

Buchholz allowed two runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out nine over seven innings of a no-decision against the Astros on Friday night.

The solid outing dropped his ERA to a still horrid 5.79 and it typically takes tarot cards or a very good crystal ball to predict what you'll get from Buchholz on any given night. He's scheduled to face the heavy-hitting Angels in Fenway Park next time out, and the Eight Ball says "probably not."

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 Month

Buchholz allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out eight in Saturday night's loss to the Angels.

Buchholz survived the first inning when he gave up two runs and three hits, but then settled in. He had all of his pitches working and threw them whenever he wanted. It was an encouraging sign after a three-game stretch in which Buchholz allowed 19 runs, 21 hits and 13 walks in 16 innings.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 Months

Buchholz blew a couple of three-run leads on his way to giving up seven runs on eight hits and five walks in five innings in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.