Buchholz Bests Halladay, Sox Win

The Doc is Taught a Lesson by Boston’s Young Gun

See, I told you the Sox shouldn’t have traded Clay to Toronto.

The Red Sox and Blue Jays met Wednesday night in a pitching match-up that was intriguing, to say the least — a modern day Simba-versus-Scar, if you will. Clay Buchholz, Boston’s young right-hander, was deemed a certain underdog pitted against the Toronto ace who is arguably the game’s best hurler. Halladay came into the game at 13-5 with a sub-3.00 ERA, but was lit up in five short innings against the Red Sox bats. Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz, Victor Martinez and Jason Bay all knocked in runs in support of Boston’s 6-1 triumph at Rogers Centre.

Buchholz, meanwhile, dazzled the Blue Jay bats over six strong innings. He allowed one run on six hits on only 94 pitches, improving to 2-3 on the year.

Thursday night, Boston goes for the sweep as they send southpaw Jon Lester (9-7, 3.71) to the hill against Toronto’s own lefty, Brett Cecil (5-1, 4.35).

— Dan Zappulla, Chowdaheadz Blog Contributor

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