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OnBaseMachine
09-01-2007, 10:53 PM
Clay Buchholz, a rookie for the Red Sox making only his second major league start is throwing a no-hitter through 8 innings against the Orioles.

Dom Heffner
09-01-2007, 10:57 PM
Had he done this a week or two ago, he would have been sent down regardless. That's why he waited until tonight.

I'm pulling for him, but if I had a dollar for every time someone lost one of these in the ninth...

I just know one of our stat heads is going to tell me just how much money I'd have...:)

Chip R
09-01-2007, 10:59 PM
Ahhhhh! you jinxed him! ;)

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2007, 10:59 PM
Had he done this a week or two ago, he would have been sent down regardless. That's why he waited until tonight.

I'm pulling for him, but if I had a dollar for every time someone lost one of these in the ninth...

I just know one of our stat heads is going to tell me just how much money I'd have...:)

You would have three dollars this year alone. ;)

Curt Schilling lost a no-hitter on June 7th against Oakland with two outs in the 9th on a single.

Dustin McGowan lost a no-hitter to lead off the 9th on June 24th.

And last night Scott Baker lost a perfect game to leadoff the 9th and then lost the no-hitter with one out in the 9th.

George Anderson
09-01-2007, 11:03 PM
I was at Yankee Stadium on Thursday and watched Wang take his no hitter into the 7th inning. It's the closest I have come to seeing a no hitter and man its something fun to watch.

Dom Heffner
09-01-2007, 11:03 PM
Ahhhhh! you jinxed him!


Chip, I'll vouch that CBS Sportsline already had an article up after he finished the visiting half of the eighth. :)

I just hope that if he loses the no-hitter that they at least let him finish it. They are up 10-0, he'd have to implode to lose that lead.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2007, 11:07 PM
No-hitter through 8.1 innings.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2007, 11:09 PM
No-hitter through 8.2 innings.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2007, 11:10 PM
No-hitter!!!

HumnHilghtFreel
09-01-2007, 11:11 PM
That curveball is absolutely disgusting. What a start to his career.

Matt700wlw
09-01-2007, 11:12 PM
Wow! Nice job, rookie!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

KronoRed
09-01-2007, 11:13 PM
:clap:

HumnHilghtFreel
09-01-2007, 11:17 PM
Congrats to the Orioles. Give up 30 runs for the first time in a century and not much later get no-hit by a rookie in his second career start. What a season!

RedFanAlways1966
09-01-2007, 11:17 PM
Clay Buchholz, a rookie for the Red Sox making only his second major league start...

I would have put my money on this happening for a rookie like Phil Dumatrait or Tom Shearn. Clay Buchholz? ;) :p:

Chip R
09-01-2007, 11:17 PM
What is he, 14? What a baby face. That's Bronson's number, isn't it?

Patrick Bateman
09-01-2007, 11:18 PM
All downhill from here.

cincinnati chili
09-01-2007, 11:29 PM
Nice job by the Sox of nabbing a 95-mph thrower with good control with the 42nd pick in the draft a couple years ago.

KronoRed
09-01-2007, 11:30 PM
All downhill from here.

Perfect game next :cool:

blumj
09-01-2007, 11:31 PM
Nice job by the Sox of nabbing a 95-mph thrower with good control with the 42nd pick in the draft a couple years ago.
A lot of teams took him off their draft boards because he got into some very serious trouble as a freshman.

BTW, Francona called Theo Epstein after the 7th and 8th innings to discuss pitch counts, as he'd never thrown more than 98 pitches in a game before. He finished with 115, but they were going to take him out if he reached 120.

Spitball
09-02-2007, 01:08 AM
This has little to do with Bucholz no-hitter, but I will never forget 1967 when Red Sox rookie Billy Rohr came within an out of a no-hitter against the Yankees. I was fourteen and my friends and I were listening to the game on WHDH radio. Elston Howard broke it up with a single with two outs in the last inning.

I believe Rohr, who was a real stringbean, won maybe two more major league games.

Cedric
09-02-2007, 01:17 AM
The "true creature" had the most heartbreaking close call.

MrCinatit
09-02-2007, 01:48 AM
Now, the Sox have to hope he doesn't go all Bobo Holloman or Mike Warren on them.

cincinnati chili
09-02-2007, 02:29 AM
A lot of teams took him off their draft boards because he got into some very serious trouble as a freshman.




Stealing computers from a middle school. Wow. How'd I miss that?

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/08/17/feats_of_clay/?page=1

Always Red
09-02-2007, 09:21 AM
BTW, Francona called Theo Epstein after the 7th and 8th innings to discuss pitch counts, as he'd never thrown more than 98 pitches in a game before. He finished with 115, but they were going to take him out if he reached 120.

I'm sure the discussion took place, and I know the BoSox pay close attention to pitch counts, but who here really thinks Francona marches out to the mound and removes Buchholz with two out in the bottom of the 9th, a no-hitter going, sitting at 120 pitches?

I'm not sure either he or Epstein can really pull the trigger on that one. That'd be a tough, tough decision.

Johnny Footstool
09-02-2007, 02:32 PM
Those 2 curveballs he threw to Markakis were just unfair.

Spitball
09-02-2007, 02:37 PM
I'm sure the discussion took place, and I know the BoSox pay close attention to pitch counts, but who here really thinks Francona marches out to the mound and removes Buchholz with two out in the bottom of the 9th, a no-hitter going, sitting at 120 pitches?

I'm not sure either he or Epstein can really pull the trigger on that one. That'd be a tough, tough decision.

I remember Clay Kirby had a no-hitter through eight innings when Padre manager Preston Gomez lifted him for a pinch hitter. He received lots of second guessing, especially since the reliever ended up losing the game.

Chip R
09-02-2007, 02:42 PM
I'm sure the discussion took place, and I know the BoSox pay close attention to pitch counts, but who here really thinks Francona marches out to the mound and removes Buchholz with two out in the bottom of the 9th, a no-hitter going, sitting at 120 pitches?

I'm not sure either he or Epstein can really pull the trigger on that one. That'd be a tough, tough decision.


It'd take a lot of stones to do that.