Baffled Buchholz has no answers

Red Sox have little choice but to let right-hander work through his struggles

Updated: May 7, 2012, 5:00 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

Before anyone decides to consign Clay Buchholz to the same pitchers' purgatory as John Lackey -- and wouldn't you know it, those two spent a good deal of time hanging out together this spring in Fort Myers -- let's contemplate this.

Yes, Buchholz has given up five or more earned runs in each of his first six starts. That hasn't happened to any Red Sox pitcher in 87 years. The last guy to do so? Red Ruffing. He wound up winning 20 games four times, pitching 22 seasons and getting elected ...

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