Clay Buchholz has it all working

Near no-hitter shows off red-hot Red Sox right-hander's varied repertoire

Updated: April 14, 2013, 9:58 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It came up in conversation this spring, Jarrod Saltalamacchia said. With a no-hitter on the line, Jason Varitek called for a slider. Curt Schilling shook him off and threw a fastball instead, and Oakland's Shannon Stewart lined the pitch into right field for a single, one out away from what would have been Big Schill's only no-hitter, coming at age 40.

"Tek said, 'Yep, he shook me off,'" said Saltalamacchia, the Boston Red Sox catcher.

It came up in conversation again ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


  • The Hurt Lingers
    One year later, the healing still doesn't come easy for some.
  • Coming Up Short
    The Red Sox lost on a Xander Bogaerts error in the ninth, falling to 5-9.
  • Tight Squeeze
    Things don't figure to be easy for the Bruins against the Red Wings.
  • Running Strong
    Tales of perseverance remind us that Boston still is running strong.
  • What's The Plan?
    Mailbaggers know Bill Belichick's draft history, so they're ready for anything.