LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Can you say stellar that's exactly what pitcher Clay Buchholz was Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles, the team that he threw a no hitter against in 2007. He had another dominant performance on the mound striking out five, scattering three hits in seven innings of work.
Buchholz, a former pitcher for Angelina College has won four of his last five starts running his record to 5-3 on the season.
According to ESPN, Buchholz may be the Red Sox third pitcher in the starting rotation should they make it to the post-season. As of Wednesday night Boston is trailing the New York Yankees by nine games in the American League East. But they lead the Texas Rangers for the wildcard spot with a two game cushion.
Buchholz has had a rocky road to the majors and he's never gave up after being bounced back and forth from the minors then back to the big club.
"He's really come along and its tough at that level and you're going to have some good games and some bad games but we're proud of him and it all started with Jeff right here at Angelina." Skip Buchholz said, Clay's father.
The former Angelina College Roadrunner will get the ball again on Sunday when the Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays.©2009 KTRE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.