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The (D)ice of Boston: 9/3 Game Thread: Jays at Sawx

Monday, September 3rd - Boston, Massachusetts
7:07 PM (EDT)

Toronto Blue Jays
Vernon Wells cf
Matt Stairs lf
Alexis Rios rf
Frank Thomas dh
Troy Glaus 3b
Lyle Overbay 1b
Aaron Hill 2b
Greg Zaun c
John Macdonald ss

Pitching: Jesse Litsch, RHP

Boston Red Sox

Jacob Ellsbury lf
Dustin Pedroia 2b
David Ortiz dh
Mike Lowell 3b
J.D. Drew rf
Jason Varitek c
Coco Crisp cf
Eric Hinske 1b
Julio Lugo ss

Pitching: Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP

Happy Labor Day to those who celebrate it. I wish I could say I celebrated Labor Day this year. I did get to watch a bit of Pedro's first start back, which was fun.

August wasn't a bad month for the Jays, thanks to fantastic pitching, but it wasn't the month it could have been, either. What's most disappointing is that with the way the Jays have been pitching, a decent stretch by the offense post-break could have easily resulted in the sustained winning streak the Jays needed to get themselves back into contention after May knocked them down and left them reeling through June. Instead, the Jays barely managed to float about .500 and find themselves out in the exurbs of the playoff race.

That said, the lads did a nice job against Seattle (unfortunately, making things easier for the Yankees) and all they can do now is play the best ball they can. Litsch v. Dice-K at Fenway, got to play it, might as well win it. Today's title post, by the way, is courtesy of the Dismemberment Plan via Dice-K!