As you all probably know by now, Boston's rookie phenom Clay Buccholz just threw a no-hitter in his 2nd career start (take that Phil Hughes*) - the first Red Sox rookie to do so.
So, I thought it a perfect topic for my first blog entry.
Besides providing the Red Sox with a great spark for the home stretch of the seson, I see one other development coming from Buccholz's impressive maturation: Goodbye Curt Schilling.
Now I know it's just one game (even though he did look impressive in his win against the Angels last month), but barring any stunning misfortune, it's safe to assume that Clay has earned a spot in the Sox's starting rotation next year. Get ready for it: Beckett, Dice-K, Wakefield, Buchholz, Lester. Average age: 28.6. Not bad at all.
So that's pretty much it. I really just wanted to create a forum where people can discuss this.
Guthrie-is-the-Future tried to spoil the achievement by saying: no u cant add buuchholtz to the list... the orioles didnt have all their players in the game.. we had call ups and u know it.. markakis took that pitch just to end it
Which is obviously a joke. This was tonight's line-up.
1. B Roberts
2. C Patterson
3. N Markakis
4. M Tejada
5. K Millar
6. A Huff
7. S Moore
8. J House
9. J Payton
I'm not an expert on the Orioles team, but I only see 2 non-regulars in that line-up: Moore and House. So, whatever. Sour grapes.
That's all, enjoy.
* Sorry. I couldn't help myself.