Thankfully, the Blue Jays won’t have to face the Red Sox again until September. The Blue Jays are scheduled to have played the Red Sox ten different times in less than a month. However, playing against the Red Sox has brought the best out of the Blue Jays’ offense this season.
Their offense has recorded five runs or more in nine of their twelve games against the Red Sox this season. The Blue Jays scored a total of just four runs during their three-game series against the Yankees. So they could certainly use a boost in their lineup during this four-game series against the Red Sox.
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Trent Thornton has been on a two-week vacation since he last started on July 7. The 25-year-old recorded a quality outing for the first time since June 16 and then was forced to wait two weeks until his next start. In Thornton’s latest outing against the Orioles, he went six scoreless-innings and created five strikeouts.
Thornton was also extremely efficient in this start, as he threw 71% of his pitches for strikes. The Red Sox’ hitters were able to pick up something on Thornton’s delivery in his start last month against …
Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation