Clay Buchholz (5-10, 5.32 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox (76-61) are in San Diego to go up against Paul Clemens (2-4, 4.93 ERA) and the Padres (57-80) in a matchup that has the potential for plenty of offense. This is the second of a three-game series at Petco Park. The Padres won the last game 2-1, and San Diego leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 6 and will air on NESN and FSSD.
In his last start, Clemens pitched 3.0 innings, giving up two, striking out two and walking four in an 8-1 loss to the Braves. The Red Sox were also unsuccessful the last time Buchholz pitched. He tossed 1.0 inning, allowing one run in a 4-3 loss to the Rays.
In their last game, the Red Sox lost by a margin of one run. The Padres are 16-26 in one-run games. The Red Sox have a 16-19 record in close games.
The Padres are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Red Sox have a 22-28 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Red Sox are 8-37. The Padres have a 14-61 record when opponents outhit them.
San Diego ranks in the bottom half of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 155 this season. Boston ranks in the top half at 11th with 173.
Ranking 24th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 388 this season. Boston ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 462.
When the Padres hit at least one home run, they are 47-42. When the Red Sox hit at least one homer, they have a 63-41 record.