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Feats of Clay

Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff  September 25, 2009 12:59 AM

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Some quick perspective on the roll that Clay Buchholz is on after he allowed five hits in 6 2/3 shutout innings tonight in a 10-3 victory over the Royals:

-His ERA for the season is now 3.21, the lowest of any Red Sox starter.

-He is 4-0 with a 0.98 WHIP and a 1.38 ERA in this month, the fifth best September ERA in the major leagues.

-The Red Sox have won his last eight starts.

-He walked no one in a start for the first time this year and threw 109 pitches, the most he's thrown this season.

-He has allowed two earned runs in his last 28 2/3 innings.

-Of the last 146 batters he's faced over 41 innings, only one has hit a home run.

-His groundball percentage is 67.2, sixth in the American League among pitchers with at least 75 innings.

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