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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Red Sox Rookie "No-Hitter"

Clay Buchholz rocked Fenway park with his amzing 10-0 no-hitter win against Baltimore last night.

BOSTON -- For 23-year-old right-hander Clay Buchholz, whose understated Beaumont, Texas, drawl bespeaks a grasp of higher powers, the moment came around the seventh inning of his second Major League start.

"You know when everybody knows what's going on," said Buchholz on Saturday night, still wearing his Red Sox jersey, "and then you look at the scoreboard, and then say, 'Oh, Lord.'"

And so the 6-foot-3 rookie, whose Major League focus matched a singularly dominant repertoire on one historic night, finally noticed a lack of Red Sox sitting near him in the dugout. Then he went out and became only the third pitcher since 1900 to throw a no-hitter in his first or second Major League start.

By completing the 17th no-hitter in Red Sox history, Buchholz accomplished at such an early stage in his career what Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling never did in a Red Sox uniform.
- Boston Red Sox

My wife and I were watching the game last night and we were debating the fact that Clay does not look older than twelve years old on television. He certainly has an amazing arm and a gold mine from the Pawtucket Red Sox farm team. With this unusual game winning event he has leaped into the fans hearts and soul.

Congratulations are in order and according to some reports, Terry Francona is eating his own words regarding Clay's stay on the roster.


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