Lester Has An Off Night..Toronto 7 Boston 6
Jon Lester had an off night and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox by a score of 7-6. The elusive .500 mark remains JUST out of reach. When the Red Sox finally reach it, I think they will start to soar and these April/May troubles will become just a distant nightmarish memory. Here's Jon...
“I basically ruined a good night for the offense. If you take away that first inning, I made two bad pitches, but that first inning, I made a lot of bad pitches. The offense did a great job tonight of keeping us in the ballgame."
Yes, that bottom of the first was not easy to watch but Lester settled down and was able to go five and a third innings. It was not a quality start by any means. The first three hitters in the Red Sox lineup (Ellsbury, Pedey and Gonzalez) combined for eight hits alone but when the Jays scored single runs in the final two innings against Bard and Albers, they had enough runs on the scoreboard to win it. The same two teams go tonight in the final game of this quick two game series. It'll be Lackey (collective gasp) versus Litsch tonight at 7:07pm EDT. After a Thursday off day, Boston will invade the Bronx for a three game set with the first place Yankees. I want that .500 mark...and then more. Have a great Wednesday, click on this post's title for more on last night's loss and as always, BE WELL. When you click on that link, don't forget to vote for your favorite players for the All Star game. Thanks.