Bringing back Clay Buchholz isn’t the worst idea

In September of 2007, Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in just his second career Major League start. At the time, Buchholz was showing the Red Sox exactly why he was regarded as their top pitching prospect. Now, over a decade later, Buchholz will face those Red Sox for the first time in his 13-year career. This time, he’s trying to prove he can still hack it as a journeyman starter.

Prior to Wednesday’s game, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe talked to Buchholz, who figures he still has something to give at the Major League level…
“I definitely wanted to get back before the season ended to pitch a few games and see if I could open a gate to next season,” Buchholz said. “It’s no secret the game is trending toward younger players but I feel good physically and can help a team.
“I feel like I’m capable of pitching as well as I did five or six years ago. It’s not about money. It’s about considering myself a major league pitcher.”
It’s safe to say that Buchholz has been a bit of a disappointment for the Blue Jays this season. After a …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Jays bounce back from behind and win 3-1 against the Rays

Despite Blake Snell pitching a no-hitter (no surprise) into the sixth, the Rays lost against the Blue Jays because of a two-run double from Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
The double gave the Jays a 2-1 lead and the first run for the Jays all game. Including his double, Gurriel Jr. was 1-for-3 and one strikeout.
Snell’s first three innings were nine-up, nine-down with five strikeouts, while Blue Jays starter Clay Buchholz allowed four hits in the same time span and wasn’t able to strike out a batter.
Pannone earned the win the just one inning pitched and Rays reliever Chaz Roe really messed up and earned the loss in just two outs.
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At the bottom of the seventh, Gurriel Jr. hit a two-run double to give the Jays a 2-1 lead and their first runs of the game, Smoak and Grichuk were in to score. Smoak was able to hit a zero-out single to right infield and Randal Grichuk was able to hit a line drive double to advance Smoak to third. Chaz Roe came in for Blake Snell that was pitching a spectacular game, and Roe messed it all up for them — earning two runs on …

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Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation