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The Boston Red Sox finished up their season opening 6 game road trip with a huge 13-0 win over Toronto on Sunday afternoon. The team jumped all over last seasons NL Cy Young winner, R.A. Dickey with 5 runs in the first inning and the runs snowballed from there. While it is fantastic for the team to play this well together it makes my job to pick 3 stars of the game very difficult, 2 of them are easy to pick because of their fantastic performances but there are 4-5 other members of the team that could make a fair argument for taking the 3rd Star of the game. I looked at the box score and watched the entire game but and I think that I've made the best possible decision for the 3 stars of the game.
Star 3: Mike Napoli
If Napoli had a the stat line he had today he would have been the 1st star of the game but because of the fantastic performances by others. Napoli went 2-5 with 4 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Napoli was also the most patient member of the team seeing 25 pitches and st...
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Not even a week into the season and the Toronto Blue Jays have a losing record. I can not believe, with all talent in their lineup that the Jays have a 2-4 record.
This past weekend, the Jays played a three game series against the Boston Red Sox.
They lost the first game 6-4. ”We made too many mistakes tonight,” said Jay’s manager, John Gibbons at the post game...
Mike Napoli had a homer and three RBIs to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Friday night at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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This morning's rant is for all the owners who took it up the ace on Sunday. It's one thing when your ace is pitching @TEX or @COL but home against Cleveland where David Price gave up 8 ER and 13 baserunners in 5 IP? Ouch. Home against an Ortiz-less Boston offense (RA Dickey - 4.2 IP, 7 ER, 12 baserunners - the first 5 runs coming before an out was recorded)? Damn. Home...
If you missed the Red Sox 2013 home opener you missed a fantastic game. Both teams pitchers dueled for 6 innings keeping both hits and base runners to a minimum. I was fortunate enough to be at the game, and got to experience the amazing atmosphere that only opening day can bring. If you did not see the game I highly suggest watching the Sox in 2 tonight on NESN from 12-2am. Here...
R.A. Dickey has pitched just 10.2 innings for the Toronto Blue Jays, and fans are already booing him! He has not been good, there is not doubting that. He has allowed 15 hits, 12 runs, 10 earned runs, 3 homers, walked 6 and struck out 9. His ERA is 8.44, his WHIP sits right under 2 and the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox hit .326. Not for nothing, the Blue Jays offense...
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Will Middlebrooks hit three home runs, two off NL CY Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, and the Boston Red Sox routed the Toronto Blue Jays 13-0 Sunday.
Middlebrooks went 4 for 5 with four RBIs. He hit two home runs off Dickey, a two-run shot to right in the first inning and a solo drive into the second deck in left in the fifth. He connected again off Dave Bush with a leadoff longball...
Welcome to the first edition of Triple Play, a new weekly column in 2013 that combines three features from last season (Who’s Hot/Who’s Not, Playing the Name Game and Random Thoughts). Look for this column on Mondays or Tuesdays throughout the season. Off we go:
Who’s Hot: Dexter Fowler, Colorado Rockies
While Chris Davis and Justin Upton have gotten tons of headlines –...
The First Pitch:
Fantasy baseball sage Paul Sporer sums up today quite well:
Aces looking more like Jokers today! #nailedit
— Paul Sporer (@sporer) April 8, 2013
Sunday was a day of Aces performing anything like Aces.
Boston 13 Toronto 0
Ace on his face: R.A. Dickey 4 2/3 IP 10 hits, 8 runs, 7 earned, 2 walks, and 5 Ks. Some might ask, how long has this been going on?
Baseballs must’ve looked like this to some of the game’s best pitchers last Sunday.
If you had bet that the majority of aces would bust last Sunday, you’d be very rich right now.
Cole Hamels – Phillies – 5 2/3 innings vs. Kansas City Royals, 8 earned runs, 9 hits, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts. After two starts, Hamels is 0-2 with an ERA of 10.79
R.A. Dickey – Blue...
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Will Middlebrooks hit 3 of the Red Sox' 5 homers in a 13-0 rout in Toronto. The Sox welcomed R.A. Dickey to the AL East by knocking him out of game in the 5th after he surrendered 8 runs on 10 hits. Jays reliever, David Bush, couldn't stop the bleeding, surrendering 5 runs on 4 homers in 3 innings of work. Jon Lester countered with...