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"One of the things that's made Clay so unique and special when he's been at his best is that he has had multiple weapons and when he has that he's very unpredictable, he has a bunch of different weapons that all move in different directions and when he has most of those working, he's very difficult to hit because hitters can't stay in any one spot, and even when they do, or if they do and even if they get a pitch they're looking for, he's got enough life, movement that it's hard to barrel it up. I guess the only thing we see is those multiple offerings haven't been as consistent. Maybe it's the changeup one night, he doesn't feel, or the curveball one night. He's trying to find some consistency, particularly with the secondary stuff, but it's really the mix that has made him so good and so dominant at times.

There's some guys that can be fastball dominant pitcher and just rely on fastball command and be effective that way. That's not Clay, it's never been Clay. He's always relied a lot on his mix and for whatever reason, the mix hasn't been there consistently as it had in the past. It does not appear to be a physical issues. He said he feels good and he's working hard and we've got to try to help him find the feel for that mix. and when he does and he's able to put more thoughts into hitter's minds about what's coming then we'll start to see a better result... He knows. Obviously he knows that ... nobody wants to perform more than he does. -- Red Sox GM Ben Cherington with the latest explanation on Buchholz being awful via WEEI's Dennis and Callahan Show

2014 Is Getting Draining

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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