Today is the 10 Year Anniversary of the Clay Buchholz No Hitter

Oh what could have been.

If you’re anything like me you’ll remember how AMPED you were that the Red Sox had this starting rotation signed and sealed for years:

  • Josh Beckett
  • Jon Lester
  • John Lackey
  • Clay Buchholz

Now obviously, like Clay’s career, things did not go as expected. Buchholz was going to be the next ace of the staff, throwing a no-hitter in his second career start, but his career was defined by maddening inconsistency and of course injuries. Clay currently has a 4.01 career ERA and is currently on the DL for the Phillies, which is a microcosm for him as a whole. The guy would routinely go on a 6-week run of dominance sporting a 2 ERA before going into the tank for the rest of the season. Like clockwork.

We’ll always have that no-hitter though, Clay.

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