Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Postgame notes: 117 pitches for Clay
By Allan Ryan
-- Clay Buchholz served up a career-high 117 pitches -- 80 of them strikes -- in squaring his record at 2-2. His previous high had been the 115 pitches he'd needed to no-hit the Orioles on Sept. 1, 2007, his second big-league start.
-- Ramon Ramirez, the lone reliever who didn't make it into Monday's 13-12 marathon, needed 11 pitches for a 1-2-3 ninth and his second career save -- first since Sept. 4, 2008, against the A's.
-- So glad you could make it, Fabio. The Sox, who had summoned Tuesday's scheduled Pawtucket starter Fabio Castro to provide some long insurance out of the pen, was advised he'd be returning to the PawSox. Boston will have lefty reliever Alan Embree in uniform for Wednesday's series finale.
-- The Sox have now played five straight one-run games, winning four. Seven of their last eight games have also been one-run affairs (6-1).
-- Tuesday marked Boston's first win of the year when scoring less than three runs (1-7).