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.