Can the Red Sox count on Buchholz to pitch big innings?

Can the Red Sox count on Buchholz to pitch big innings?
March 5, 2014, 1:00 am
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Clay Buchholz is not the beacon of health by any means.

In fact, prior to this season, his three main food groups were soda, Cheetos, and Hot Pockets.

Kidding.

But the fact still remains that Buchholz can't stay healthy. He has said that his dieting needed work, and that's something he's taking care of more this season.

As he enters the 2014 season, he looks to reach the 30 start, 200 IP plateau for the first time in his career.

So will this finally be the season that he does it?

WEEI's Alex Speier joined Mike Felger on Sports Tonight to discuss what to expect from Buchholz this year.

"I think that if you're the Red Sox, you have to anticipate that you'd be doing quite well if you can get 160 to 180 out of him as a baseline and then anything beyond that as a bonus."

Speier does say that Buchholz had been "unbelievably good" in 2010, for most of 2012, and almost all of 2013.