Even Boston’s bad pitching couldn’t help the Blue Jays’ bats

The final score of 5-3 was generous to the Blue Jays. Too bad there was nothing else going on in Toronto last night to distract from that long, frustrating slog.

Things worth mentioning…

Heading into the game, this really, really looked, on paper, like a game where the Blue Jays’ bats could finally explode. The Red Sox had allowed five or more runs in nine of their twelve games so far this season, which presented an opportunity for baseball’s worst offence to score some runs. But, unfortunately, the game isn’t played on paper.
Toronto managed eight hits and six walks, but they could only cash in three runs. They didn’t manage a single hit with runners in scoring position and the team grounded into four double plays. Boston’s starter, Ryan Weber, had allowed nine earned runs over seven innings of work this season (without a single strikeout!) and the Jays could only manage a couple of runs off of him. After that, the Sox bullpen held the Jays to one run over six innings.
Adding to the frustration last night was how many outs the Blue Jays handed to the …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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