April 22, 2006

G18: Blue Jays 8, Red Sox 1

Red Sox   - 000 100 000 - 1  6  0
Blue Jays - 410 300 00x - 8 13 0
Bah. Five of the first six Blue Jays reached base against DiNardo (the one that didn't crushed a ball to deep center field). Four of them scored.

The Red Sox forced Roy Halladay to throw 90 pitches in five innings, but left five runners on base over the third, fourth and fifth innings. Kevin Youkilis's single with one out in the fifth was the team's last hit of the afternoon.

Good News: Trot Nixon went 2-for-3 (though, in a bonehead move, he was tagged out in the second inning when he turned towards second base and then was slow wandering back to the bag) and Josh Bard doubled, singled and walked.

12:00 PM -- Lenny DiNardo makes his second start of the season.

Kevin Youkilis moves across the infield to third today and JT Snow gets a start at first. Also, Josh Bard is catching and hitting 9th. It's raining in Toronto, so the roof will be closed.


From the Vined Smithy said...

Ick. (Not unexpected.)

thatdietcokegirl said...

i'm not used to the blue jays being 'good' yet.

allan said...

i'm really sick of the jays always playing like the '39 yankees against us.

brian said...

Not really shocked at the outcome. You knew DiNardo was going to give up some runs and Halladay would be effective. Today's loss was a given, making last night's game that much tougher to lose. We needed to get that W because the rest of the series set up in Toronto's favor.

Their lineup is real solid, and they own tomorrow's starter, Mr. Clement. Maybe our bats will come to life and we can win a wild one.

Jack Marshall said...

I'll say it before Redsock...if Manny had made that baserunning blunder, it would be all over the blogs and airwaves. For a basically sound player, Trot really does have a penchant for brain-farts. Today's was a Little League mistake.

allan said...

Too late! I posted that at the time it happened in the SoSH game thread (it sounded pretty bad/dumb from the WEEI guys).