Found June 04, 2012 on
Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
Chicago White Sox
After sweeping the Orioles, I wasn’t quite sure how the Blue Jays would do against the Boston Red Sox this past weekend.
Well, the Jay’s winning streak came to an end on Friday, as the Jays got hammered 7-2. Earlier in the game, their defense was good, but they were unable to produce runs, which allowed Boston to break the game wide open in the middle and late innings. Even Jay’s manager, John Farrell said at a press conference after the game that his team had a lot of missed opportunities to score.
Saturday’s game was almost as bad as Friday’s.
“Just looking back at this one (the game) this is a case of missed opportunities,” said Blue Jay’s manager, John Farrell at Saturday’s postgame press conference.
The Red Sox opened the scoring at the top of the second inning when Wll Middlebrooks drove in Jarrod Saltalmacchia from third base with a single.
Nick Punto put the Red Sox up 2-0 by driving in Ryan Sweeney from third base with a double.
Daniel Nava then drove in Middlebrooks and
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
IN THE LINE OF FIRE
Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie was by a Toronto mall when a shooting took place and live-tweeted about the incident.
ROGERS THAT: Vladimir Guerrero will be wearing a Blue Jays uniform soon.
Once thought of as one of the most complete players in all of baseball, Vladimir Guerrero is coming closer to wearing a Major League uniform. Late last week, Guerrero was promoted to the Blue Jays’ Triple-A franchise in Las Vegas.
Guerrero, who signed a minor league deal with Toronto on May 10, reported...
Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays was at a shopping mall in Toronto on Saturday night when a suspect opened fire, resulting in a fatality and several other serious injuries. Lawrie told reporters on Sunday about the incident in which one person was killed, two were left in serious condition and three others were treated for gunshot wounds. Lawrie and a friend were in the...
Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion left Sunday’s game early after getting hit on his right wrist by a pitch from Daniel Bard.
Encarnacion, and early season MVP candidate, stayed in the game after several minutes with the Blue Jays training staff, only to be removed for Jeff Mathis later in the game.
An MRI taken after the game showed that Encarnacion suffered...
First, the eyewitness account from the Blue Jays Brett Lawrie when he was interviewed on Connected nightside...
Lawrie has over 125,000 followers on Twitter and tweeted from inside Eaton Centre where one person was killed and seven others were injured when someone opened fire in the mall in downtown Toronto Saturday evening...
Some examples from @blawrie13...
TORONTO - Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison has found his release point and has been pitching like an experienced major-leaguer instead of a 21-year-old. Boston's Daniel Bard could not find his release point and threw like he didn't know where the ball was going. That was the difference as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Sunday at Rogers Centre...
Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run, rookie Drew Hutchison won for the fourth time in five starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
In an ill-tempered game that featured four hit batters, home plate umpire Mike Winters warned both benches after Boston's Kevin Youkilis was drilled on the shoulder in the sixth. Youkilis...
The Toronto Blue Jays are trying to end their longest road losing streak of the season.
A visit to Chicago might not provide the ideal opportunity to get it done.
The Blue Jays look to avoid a sixth consecutive road loss Tuesday night against the AL Central-leading White Sox.
Though Toronto (28-26) is fresh off a 4-2 homestand against Baltimore and Boston, it lost the final five...
For two consecutive weekends, the Toronto Blue Jays find themselves slaves to a superior line-up. Last weekend it was the Texas Rangers and the super-human Josh Hamilton. This past Friday and Saturday, the resurgent Boston Red Sox have rolled into town and are showing why they rank second in the AL in batting average and RBIs.
All five losses, up to Saturdays 7-4 defeat, can...
Last week I took a look at the ZIPS Rest of Season projections for the primary Jays’ hitters, concluding that while some players are due for a positive performance bump, the net gains would be about zero since the team’s run scoring output was already surpassing what one would expect from their slash lines (AVG/OBP/SLG). I promised to take a look at pitchers as well, and the...
TORONTO -- Daniel Nava hit a two-run single in the four-run second inning and left-hander Felix Doubront struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings Saturday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 before 43,390 at Rogers Centre. Doubront (6-2) allowed seven hits -- including home runs by Jeff Mathis and Jose Bautista -- and one walk as he held the Blue Jays to three runs...
Time: 1:07 PM ET
TV: NESN/MLB Network – WEEI
Daniel Bard (5-5, 4.56 ERA) vs. Drew Hutchinson (4-2, 4.84 ERA)
RED SOX (28-25)
Blue Jays (27-26)
Before this year , it may have been a requirement to refer to Edwin Encarnacion as ‘enigmatic’ or similar. With 17 home runs already this year, the man who’s iron glove garnered him the nickname ‘E5′ is well on his way to a career year heading into free agency.
In truth the enigma label was a little unfair on Encarnacion. Since his first full year in 2006, he has put up...