Buchholz shows flashes of '07

Against the Orioles on Thursday, Sox starter strong, confident and in command

Updated: June 8, 2012, 9:15 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- When Boston Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz arrived at Fenway Park on Tuesday afternoon for his regularly scheduled bullpen session between starts, he learned fellow starter Daniel Bard had been assigned to the minors in order to figure out his struggles.

Despite Bard's inconsistencies this season as a first-time starter in the majors, Buchholz said he was surprised by the organization's decision to send Bard to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Actually, Buchholz, who has been in a ...

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