Saturday, September 1, 2007

And Tonight, History Is Made At Fenway Park

Clay Buchholz, rookie pitcher, in his second major league start ever, has just become the first rookie pitcher in Red Sox history to pitch a no-hitter.

The Red Sox have defeated the Baltimore Orioles 10-0, as Buckholz struck out 9 and only gave up 3 walks. The last batter struck out looking.

Wow. What a day for Buchholz and the Red Sox. To help out, Youk hit a three run homer that bounced back onto the field from the Monster. He tried to stop at second base, not even aware that he had cleared the fence. Ortiz also contributed with a three run double, and Dustin Pedroia saved the day with a diving stop at second base to throw out Tejada at first base, in the top of the 7th, to save the no-no. He gets the play of the game.

The Sox really needed this game, after being swept in the Bronx, and then not quite making the come-back against the O's last night.

Unfortunately, the Evil Empire also won today, keeping the Red Sox lead to only 5, and maintaining their lead in the wild card race.

TTFN, y'all!