Do You Think Wins Are Funny? Do They Amuse You?

As there were no game photos available at the time of the recap, here is Dancing Omar from Fangraphs Not Graphs.


Toronto Blue Jays 5 Boston Red Sox 0

Today was a much easier game to watch compared to Friday as the game actually moved. Both starters were throwing decent although Jon Lester threw much better at times than Brandon Morrow did.

It did not look that way in the 1st inning for Brandon Morrow who gave up a single to Dustin Pedroia and walked Jacoby Ellsbury with one out. Cody Ross struck out and James Loney lined out. Meanwhile Jon Lester had a three up three down inning. In the 2nd inning, Ryan Lavarnway smacked a one out ground rule double and he was left stranded. Jon Lester threw a three up three down inning.

Morrow found himself and pitched much better in the later innings as he only gave up two more hits over the remaining 4 innings he pitched. He pitched 6 innings giving up 4 hits, no runs, 1BB and 3 Ks.

Meanwhile Jon Lester gave up a leadoff double to Omar Vizquel to start the 3rd, but was left stranded as Lester pitched out of it. In the 5th, the Jays got a leadoff walk to Moises Sierra, a bunt attempt by Yan Gomes that Jon Lester overthrew 2nd. Moises made an attempt to get to 3rd on the throw, but it was cut off and the Red Sox had him dead to rights. However, Pedro Ciriaco botched the throw and Moises belly flopped back into 2B safe. After that it was all downhill as Jon Lester retired the next 3 batters.

In the Jays 7th, Jon Lester got the first two outs and then gave up a single to DH Yan Gomes. Rajai Davis pinch ran for Yan and stole 2B with Omar up. He broke for 3rd when Omar lined a single into CF for the first run of the game. Lester threw a meatball to Adeiny Hechavarria who blasted it down the LF line for an upper deck 2 run home run.

In the Jays 8th, Daniel Bard came up to give up a lead off double to Brett Lawrie, an RBI single to Colby Rasmus and a walk to JP Arencibia. Bobby V quickly pulled him for Andrew Miller and later Scott Atchison. Atchison gave up s Sierra RBI single to end the scoring.

Omar's two base hits put him only one behind Babe Ruth on the all time hit leader board.

Jays of the Day go to Brandon Morrow (.369) and Dancing Omar (.193).

Tomorrow is an off day. Next game is Tuesday against the Yanks in Yankee Stadium.

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