Boston Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz took a big step in his recovery with a solid outing in his second rehab appearance down in Triple-A Pawtucket, tossing 6 scoreless innings while allowing only 2 hits. He also struck out 5 and walked 2.
Buchholz was having the worst season of his career before going on the disabled list on May 27th with a hyperexteneded knee. His bloated ERA stands at 7.02 with an ugly 1.98 WHIP. The Red Sox hope that his time away has allowed him to work on fixing his mechanics to return as the dominant pitcher he was the first half of last season. This latest start is a promising sign that he's heading in that direction.
There is no word yet if this performance will be enough for the Red Sox to determine he is ready to return to the rotation in Boston, but for the first time since he went down with the injury, it's starting to look like he's getting close.Tags: Baseball, Boston, Boston Red Sox, Clay Buchholz, MLB