3 Up, 3 Down: Kelly dazzles, Buchholz implodes

3 Up, 3 Down: Kelly dazzles, Buchholz implodes
August 9, 2014, 7:45 pm
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Another tough week in Red Sox Nation as Kevin Walsh looks at the best and worst performers. 

3 Up 

Dustin Pedroia

Pedey led all Red Sox with a .320 average this week. He also had three RBI.

Mike Napoli

Napoli launched two home runs this week and recorded a .737 slugging percentage.

Joe Kelly

Kelly overcame the emotional roller coaster of pitching against his former teammates, delivering a strong start in his Red Sox debut.

 

Kelly went seven innings and allowed just one run.

3 DOWN

Clay Buchholz

The nightmare continues for the Red Sox' most tenured starting pitcher.

Since July 18, Buchholz is 1-3 with an ERA that's just shy of 10. 

David Ortiz

Perhaps it was his struggles at the plate that prompted Big Papi to complain this week about the Red Sox ongoing struggles.

Papi hit just .143 this week and struck out four times.

Jackie Bradley Jr. 

JBJ couldn't get it going at the dish. Bradley went 0-for-11 in five games.

He did, however, flash some ridiculous leather and get the Red Sox out of some potentially sticky situations.