May 22, 2014

G46: Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 2

Blue Jays - 250 000 000 - 7 14  0
Red Sox   - 110 000 000 - 2  7  0
An ugly afternoon, as Lester allowed seven hits (including back-to-back home runs) and two walks in the first two innings. He pitched into the seventh, though: 6.1-10-7-2-3, 106.

Jonny Gomes had a two-out, RBI single in the first and Xander Bogaerts homered in the second.
Mark Buehrle / Jon Lester
Pedroia, 2B
Victorino, RF
Ortiz, DH
Gomes, LF
Pierzynski, C
Bogaerts, SS
Carp, 1B
Holt, 3B
Bradley, CF
Day Baseball!

Gordon Edes, ESPNBoston:
If the Sox lose [Thursday afternoon], it will be only the second time in their history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, that they will have lost every game in a homestand lasting six games or longer. In 1994, the Sons of Butch Hobson lost six straight from June 10-15, getting swept by both the Orioles and Twins.
Toronto starter Mark Buehrle has a 2.11 ERA (#2 in the AL) in nine starts. ... On April 25, Boston scored seven runs against Buehrle in 5.1 innings.

Jon Lester has a 1.80 ERA in three May starts, with 30 strikeouts and only eight walks.

Clay Buchholz's 6.32 ERA is the second-worst among all major league qualifiers, and his 1.85 WHIP is the worst in MLB. Manager John Farrell says there are no plans to remove Buchholz from the rotation.


hrstrat57 said...

I am stunned at how bad this team looks. Loosing our CF was a huge blow and should probably have signed Salty....but who knows.

A few more losses and we could be looking at a "bridge year"?

Blue Jays tho can certainly rake!

allan said...

Everything went right last year - and everything seems to be going wrong this year. A team-wide slump - or inability to hit RHP is a big culprit. Ortiz said after yesterday's loss that it's like a disease has hit the team.

You know when they run thousands of simulations of seasons and the wins range from 110 to 70 - just by random chance. Sometimes it feels like we are in one of the low-win seasons, where things simply don't fall our way.