Saturday, September 1, 2007

I Have Seen The Future Of Red Sox Pitching...

...and his name is Clay Buchholz.



Holy No Hitters, Batman.

Did you see this kid tonight? If not, you missed a piece of baseball history.

The word phenomenon gets tossed around a lot in the baseball world, but in this case, it's completely justified. He was phenomenal. The incredible play by Pedroia in the 7th was what tipped it over for me and I thought "He might actually manage this." Twenty-three years old, second major league start ever (ever!!) and he throws a no-hitter. That is not something that happens every day. The last time it happened for the Red Sox was in 2002, with Derek Lowe pitching.

There's a point during every season, it seems, when I start to realize that we're either going to go all the way or fail (again). Tonight was the night that I started to think we may actually pull this off again. I don't want to crow too loudly or get too cocky because, as I've said before, I'm extremely superstitious when it comes to my Red Sox. But tonight they team was on fire. The defense was outstanding, the pitching, of course, incredible. If we keep playing like this, we'll be golden.

Let's just not say that too loudly....




p.s. - bonus points to anyone who gets the title reference.

11 comments:

SUEB0B said...

Wasn't it originally said by Dave Marsh about Springsteen?

major bedhead said...

Ding ding ding, we have a winner.

margalit said...

That was a freaking amazing game. I posted about it too. That kid is so skinny he looks like he can't even get a ball over the plate, but geesh, can he pitch.

Did you hear that theo wanted to pull him out if he reached 120 pitches, so he got to 115 to win the game. I think I'm in LUV!

Mrs. Chicky said...

We were watching a movie when the game was going on, but my huz always has the game updates going live on his laptop. It's a good thing he did! We paused the movie with five minutes left so we could watch the last few innings. Phenomenal! I haven't been that nervous watching the Red Sox since the 2004 World Series.

Mommy off the Record said...

Don't hate me but I don't watch baseball. That said, sounds like it was an awesome game. Plus, I love watching young viril men work out their muscles on the ballfield. (Hee hee)

Poppy Buxom said...

I am WEEPING FOR JOY. We've always needed a stronger pitching roster. This boy is heaven-sent.

Pray that the Yankees don't try to steal him. (Knock wood.)

Major Bedhead said...

I got a little teary-eyed at the end of the game. It really was amazing. Theo and Co. had better sign him to a nice, fat, long contract.

WI Mommy said...

Caught the highlights on the news after watching our Brewers (finally) win a game. Awesome - simply awesome.

Pinks & Blues said...

Let me just say, I a HUGE RED SOX fan... seeing him pitch that game last night gave me goosebumps!

I'm surrpised you couldn't hear me screaming from my living room.

And did you seem him interviewed afterwards? So touching.

Jane (my sister) was at the game!! Lucky girl!

- Audrey
Pinks & Blues

Major Bedhead said...

It was so adorable when he said he probably should have called his mom first. Awwww.

floreksa said...

Still gloating about actually being at Fenway to see that game! And my 1st game there ever to boot!