Saturday, May 30, 2009

Five Run Blue Jays Fifth Dooms Red Sox

It was 2-1 Boston going into the bottom of the fifth inning up in Toronto Friday night...but then the roof fell in on Tim Wakefield. The Jays, losers of nine straight games before the Sox arrived, scored five runs in that fateful fifth and won the game going away by a score of 6-3. The Red Sox have been playing .500 baseball since their big winning streak and they haven't scored more than three runs since Big Papi was moved from third to sixth in the batting order. OUCH! Here's what David had to say after the game...

“All I can do about myself right now is laugh. I ain’t going to cry,” said Ortiz, who went 0-for-4 and is now 2-for-15 since switching to the No. 6 spot at the beginning of this trip. “Laugh, keep on swinging and wait for the good-luck."

Except for that fateful fifth, Wakes was OK, but the damage was done and even though Bard and Saito held the Jays scoreless until the end, Boston could not plate any runners. To tell you the truth, it was a blah game, start to finish. On the bright side, Bard has been exceptional out of the 'pen, a future star in the making.

Boston manger Terry Francona is feeling fine after his racing heart resumed its normal rythym. I swear he almost passed out on the field while arguing Jason's Vartek and Josh Beckett's strike zone complaints Thursday night. He cares about his team...boy, does he care. We love him.

That's it for this beautiful Saturday morning here in north central Connecticut. The Jays and Sox tangle again this afternoon at 1:07pm EDT with Brad Penny ready to face Brian Tallet. May the force be with them...crooked numbers galore on the scoreboard, too. Have a terrific Saturday as we head quickly towards June. Time flies, all the time. I'll see you soon. Your comments are always welcome and always answered. Thanks. Click on the title for more Sox stuff. See ya.


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