07 April 2006

Buchholz/ Lowrie Update No. 1

I've amended my update schedule a bit on Lowrie and Buchholz- instead of once a week on Lowrie, and after every start on Buchholz, I'm just going to update them both after every Buchholz start. Clay made his first trip to the mound this evening, and so we therefore kick off what hopes to be a great season of updates for both.

JED LOWRIE | 2B/ SS | B:S T:R | 22 YO | HI-A WILM.


Jed had a strong season opener, going 2-for-4 with a 3B, a BB and 4 RBI. Jed went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in tonight's game, however. Lowrie has played SS in both games thus far.



Buchholz was a little rusty right out of the gate, allowing two straight singles, followed by a sac bunt and an RBI single. However, he finished the inning with 2 Ks, and gave up only one more hit the rest of his outing, as well as one walk. He was able to keep the ball on the ground, getting a nice 7 ground ball outs out of his 15 recorded. Clay picked up his first win of the season (1-0).

Here's Clay's debut box score. This season, he'll be working without the same strict pitch count he did last year. His next start is tentatively scheduled for April 13th at Augusta.

Here is the game story from last night in the Greenville News online-

Clay Buchholz allowed four hits, one walk and struck out six in his five inning stint.

"They were looking for first pitch fast ball strikes in the first inning and, unfortunately, that's what they got," said Buchholz. "After that I settled down and was able to get them out with different pitches."

"Buchholz is a competitor," said Alicea. "He's got good stuff. We're expecting a lot of good things out of him. He competes. He didn't get rattled. He's got good enough stuff to go through an outing fairly easily."

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