Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Beckett BLASTED By Blue Jays

****VIRTUAL TIE FOR FIRST***JAYS A GAME AND A HALF OUT****

Vernon Wells was a one man wrecking crew, with able backup from Troy Glaus, as Josh Beckett was hammered for 4 home runs and 7 runs in 4 and 2/3 innings by the 3rd place and closing Toronto Blue Jays. Coupled with the extra inning Yankee win over the suddenly impotent Detroit Tigers, there is a virtual tie for first place between the Yankees and the Red Sox, with the Blue Jays trailing 1 and 1/2 games back. Too close to call. And Josh's ERA has balooned to near 4.50. Toronto scored 3 in the bottom of the first and never looked back, improving their record against the Sox to 7-3 with 9 to go. They can't come quickly enough.
David Pauley will make the jump from Triple A tonight. He throws a nasty sinker about 80% of the time. Maybe fresh blood on the mound will quiet these pesky birds. Nothing else has worked. At least this season.

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