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Buchholz throws no-no!

Posted by Brad on September 2, 2007

Clay BuchholzClay BuchholzClay Buchholz is a 23 year old kid from Texas.  Just last year, he was in Single-A Greenville.  Just two days ago, he was on the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox.  Last night he was called up to the majors to make a spot start, his second career one, and join the team for the September callups.

But, no-one could have predicted what would happen next.Clay Buchholz

 He went nine strong innings, very strong.  As a matter of a fact, he threw a no hitter, becoming the first Red Sox rookie to throw a no-no.  The last Red Sox no hitter was in 2002 when Derek Lowe did it.

I think it is safe to say he is going to stay with the club the rest of the way.

When you think about this, it is really unbelievable.  He is 23 years old.  The greatest pitcher of all time, Roger Clemens, is 40- something years old and has never done it.  I can imagine what he thought when he found out about this one.

It really was an amazing day in sports.  To go along with this, Appalachian State, a FCS (formerly I-AA) beat number 5 ranked Michigan, the first time a I-AA school has beat a ranked school (believe it or not, I called that upset).  And plus, Maria Sharapova lost in the US Open to a #30 seed, but that is just a side note.

Clay Buchholz is going to be one heck of a pitcher in the very near future, and I am excited to be able to see him pitch in the many years to come.  The best part is we got him from the Mets, essentially.  When we lost Pedro, we got a compensation pick, guess who we took?  Who would you rather have, an aging Pedro or this kid?

He very well could be one of the best pitchers in Sox history with his unbelievable 12-6 curveball.  So get used to this kid, ’cause he ain’t goin’ nowhere!

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