April 6, 2013

G5: Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 0

Red Sox   - 000 000 000 - 0  2  0
Blue Jays - 000 203 00x - 5  8  1
John Lackey grabbed his right arm in pain after throwing an errant pitch to Jose Reyes in the bottom of the fifth inning. He (4.2-5-2-1-8, 76) left the game immediately.

Pitching coach Juan Nieves told NESN late in the game that it was (only) a biceps strain. Lackey will have an MRI tomorrow.

John Farrell:
He felt kind of a cramping sensation. Obviously we took him out immediately, but once he was in the clubhouse here, he iced it down. That cramping went away. The strength test, at least in the training room, showed to be positive, in terms of full strength. We're going to get him back and get a full exam likely tomorrow.
It was a pretty good cramp. It's all in the biceps. It's not the elbow. It's frustrating, and it was scary when it happened. It's sore, but hopefully not too serious.
The Globe has more quotes from Lackey and Farrell.

For the Red Sox hitters, Jacoby Ellsbury doubled to start the game, and that was the Red Sox's only hit of the afternoon until Dustin Pedroia reached on an infield single with two outs in the ninth. Ellsbury also stole two bases. Shane Victornino walked twice.

J.A. Happ, Steve Delabar, Aaron Loup, and Sergio Santos stymied the Sox, striking out 11. Mike Napoli struck out three times. On the other side, 13 Toronto hitters struck out against Lackey (eight) and Alfredo Aceves (five).

J.P. Arencibia hit a two-run home run off Lackey in the fourth and Cody Rasmus added a three-run dong off Aceves in the sixth.
John Lackey / J.A. Happ
Ellsbury, CF
Victorino, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Napoli, 1B
Middlebrooks, 3B
Gomes, DH
Ross, C
Bradley, LF
Ciriaco, SS


allan said...

Last night, the Reds beat the Nationals 15-0, and they scored:
2 in the 2nd
3 in the 3rd
7 in the 7th

It got me wondering about the record for a team scoring the same number of runs as the number of the inning in the game. ... I have no idea how to find this out.

allan said...

Some tweets around 4 PM:

Tim Britton
Farrell said Lackey's arm cramped up, then the cramp went away. Full examination, MRI tomorrow in Boston.

Rob Bradford
Farrell described Lackey biceps injury as cramping sensation. Will go to Boston for MRI tomm. Strength tests after were positive

Pete Abraham
Farrell said initial tests on Lackey where positive. Elbow structurally sound. MRI tomorrow.

allan said...

MFY lose to Tigers 8-4. Their record is now 1-4.