ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Clay Buchholz professed not to remember much about the last time he pitched in a playoff game for the Red Sox.
“It was against the Angels and we didn’t end up winning,” he said. “That’s about all I got.”
To fill in some of the gaps, it was Game 3 of a Division Series on Oct. 11, 2009 at Fenway Park. Buchholz went five innings and left with a 5-2 lead only to watch Billy Wagner and Jonathan Papelbon give up five runs.
The Sox were eliminated and did not return to the playoffs until this season.
Now, finally, he gets another chance at the postseason and this time it’s the Red Sox who are in a position to sweep. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.