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2017 Phillies Player Preview: Clay Buchholz

The other night, Clay Buchholz started the team’s first spring training game at night against the Yankees. It didn’t start well, with Buchholz surrendering a second inning home run to Greg Bird.

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Bird's solo homer to right


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From there, he did end up going five solid innings, only surrendering two runs total. Yet if you remembered Buchholz’s last season with Boston, that home run from Bird might seem very familiar, as he served up 20 home runs as a starter in 2016.