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Clay Buchholz loses no-hitter in eighth inning

Apr 14, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT

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Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his second career major league start back in 2007. In his 108th career major league start this afternoon against the Rays, he may throw another.

Buchholz has allowed no hits through seven innings versus Tampa Bay. He’s issued four walks and his pitch count is up to 99, but the 28-year-old has already thrown 113 pitches in a game this season so the Red Sox should allow him to go the distance. Buchholz has tallied a career-high 11 strikeouts.

We’ll provide regular updates as he goes for history.


UPDATE, 4:05 PM: Tampa Bay’s Kelly Johnson smacked a broken bat single to right field to open the top of the eighth inning. The no-hitter is gone for Buchholz. You can blame us if you’d like.

  1. rbj1 - Apr 14, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    And it’s over.

  2. proudlycanadian - Apr 14, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Take him out. It is early in the season and he has done enough. No reason to risk an injury for personal glory.

  3. theskinsman - Apr 14, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Buchholz and Lester haven’t shown any improvement since Farrell came back. Just ask Uyf. Maybe you should wait,the Yanks reached .500,and A-roid getting on a treadmill has him doing his victory dance at the moment.

  4. hittfamily - Apr 14, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Ha!!! Hopefully this will light a fire under the Rays ass. This is getting embarassing. Run totals: 4, 8, 3, 4, 6, 0, 4, 1, 2, 1. Today :0.

    4 runs in 4 days. 8 runs in 16 days. They started off well, but have gone to shit as of late. Super 2 status or not, they need to bring Myers up. Even a 4th year of arb will be a bargain compared to what he could get on the free agent market. New York is hurt. Toronto is slumping out of the gate. Baltimore doesn’t have the same 1 run games luck they did a year ago. This is likely their last year of David Price. Tampa Bay is pissing away a great shot at the division by worrying about Myers’ 2019 arbitration eligibility.

    • threefingerclown - Apr 14, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      “Scoring runs is overrated.”
      – Joe Maddon

    • hittfamily - Apr 14, 2013 at 5:12 PM

      edit function: 8 runs in 6 days. Cardinals fans: What would it take to get Matt Adams or Allan Craig? Would Odorizzi do it? Phiilies fans: Same question for Ruf. The Rays need a longterm bat at first.

  5. theagitator1691 - Apr 14, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Drew Silva your an idiot first you can’t make up your mind on how old Connor Jackson is then you talk about a no-no and jinx it way to go.

    • oldpaddy - Apr 14, 2013 at 5:04 PM

      Drew “No Hitter Killer” Silva

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:04 PM

      Drew Silva your an idiot

      O rly?

  6. randygnyc - Apr 14, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    The rays are on par with the Astros offensively. Outside of longoria, they are all awful.

    • hittfamily - Apr 14, 2013 at 5:19 PM

      Zobrist is always good. .798 career OPS. 4:4 BB/K ratio. 3 doubles and a jack in 11 games. 9 RBI’s. .875 OPS. You are looking past Zobrist like everyone else.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:04 PM

        Zobrist is really good


      • hittfamily - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:08 PM


        I responded.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:34 AM

        Not sure what you are analyzing here, but I’m praising zobrist, not insulting him. He’s really good and highly underrated so…

    • indaburg - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:15 PM

      Actually, I wish the Rays were up to par with Houston. Houston’s team OPS is .719 so far in 2013. The 2013 Rays: .601 team OPS.

      How does Derek Shelton keep his job?

  7. melkipershero - Apr 14, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Rule number 1: never call someone an idiot using “your”

    As a Cards fan, nothing. Well keep our depth.

    • hittfamily - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM

      Rule #2.. Never correct someone’s lack of an apostrophe, while forgetting to use an apostrophe yourself.


  8. mornelithe - Apr 14, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Amazing start to the year by Buchholz, 11 K’s in 8 innings. What ultimately ruined his bid was the walks I think, would’ve had plenty left to finish the 8th at least, had he not wasted so many pitches giving the Rays free base-runners.

    Buchholz and Lester have certainly turned things completely around from last year, great to see.

    • mornelithe - Apr 14, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      Oh yeah, and an absolutely ridiculous 0.41 ERA, sure it’s only 3 games, but it’s certainly a great sign for the Sox.

  9. themagicfanguy - Apr 14, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    People also forget Jennings is good. Yes, outside of Longoria, Zobrist, and Jennings they are dreadful. It’s hard to watch.

    • 18thstreet - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:18 PM

      It’s hard to see why they would want Loney.

  10. aceshigh11 - Apr 14, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Man, I know it’s early but Lester and Buchholz are badass so far this year. I’m loving it.

    The Sox COULD…and I stress COULD…be a sleeper. If their starting rotation stays healthy, they could nab a wild card spot, which is, frankly, far better than Sox fans thought even possible.

    Gotta see what happens with Lackey too…he was dealing before he injured his biceps…8 strikeouts in 4.1 IP against the Jays is nothing to sneeze at.

    • Shock and Awe - Apr 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM

      Disagree, my prediction before the season conservatively was 80-89 wins. Now I’m upping it. Definate, wildcard and strong contender and possible Division winner

      • aceshigh11 - Apr 15, 2013 at 12:09 AM

        We shall see.

        The AL East seems fairly wide open this year, and just having Farrell back and a new and improved attitude on the part of the veterans has made a huge difference.

        I’m still worried about the offense, but if their pitching holds up, maybe they won’t need Ramirez/Ortiz-era offensive explosions.

      • Shock and Awe - Apr 16, 2013 at 6:23 PM

        I think yesterday’s tragedy inspires them to go on a long run. I had a special feeling about this team heading into the season, it was tempered by last season, but still I couldn’t help but feel that this team was going places. Today, I feel they will be a team on a mission

  11. jonrox - Apr 14, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    I guess Maddon should have had his guys bunt more, eh?

    /sarcasm font

  12. melkipershero - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    I didnt call anyone an idiot. I dont care unless you call someone an idiot. In that usage you better know grammar.

  13. offseasonblues - Apr 14, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Drew, if you pitched 8 innings, gave up 1 hit and no runs and your team won the game, how would you feel about a headline that included “Silva loses”?

  14. prosourcetalk - Apr 15, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Buchholz & Farrell is a beautiful thing

    Sox got a blessing in disguise with Hanrahan going down. Bailey is a much better option at closer.

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