May 20, 2014

G44: Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 4

Blue Jays - 002 131 000 - 7 11  0
Red Sox   - 000 022 000 - 4 12  2
Felix Doubront (4-5-5-3-2, 65) left the game in the fifth inning with what the team described as "left shoulder fatigue".

The Red Sox stranded runners at second and third in the eighth (wasting an out during the inning on a useless sacrifice bunt). They got the first two men on base in the ninth, but could not advance them.

Boston (20-24) has now lost five consecutive games.
J.A. Happ / Felix Doubront
Pedroia, 2B
Victorino, RF
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Gomes, LF
Bogaerts, SS
Holt, 3B
Ross, C
Bradley, CF

We got fun and games....

We also have a three-game set against the third place Blue Jays (23-22, 1 GB NYY): Tuesday and Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon at 4 PM. The fourth-place Red Sox are 20-23 and 3 GB.

Alex Speier shows how badly the Red Sox have been hitting against right-handed pitchers, with Shane Victorino having a big drop-off in production from last year. ... Gordon Edes says the entire offense needs a boost and Michael Silverman suggests putting Xander Bogaerts in the leadoff spot. ... Eighteen Red Sox players talk about their personal walk-up music.

David Ortiz:
Something's got to happen. Otherwise, we're going to be out of [contention] by July if something doesn't happen, and we're playing like this.
Also: DLUWT was reviewed at the Sports Book Review Center blog.

1 comment:

Tom DePlonty said...

A real bummer run of games continues. And the bunt, what the hell? Inscrutable.