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A long dismal afternoon, Jays lose to Red Sox.

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BOSTON - AUGUST 22:  Jose Molina #8 of the Toronto Blue Jays breaks his bat against the Boston Red Sox on August 22 2010 at Fenway Park in Boston Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON - AUGUST 22: Jose Molina #8 of the Toronto Blue Jays breaks his bat against the Boston Red Sox on August 22 2010 at Fenway Park in Boston Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Blue Jays 0 Red Sox 5

The first game of this series was by far the best. Life goes like that some times. We knew it would be a tough month, but even with today's loss we are still 10-8 so far, not too bad really.

Today we had no offense, 6 hits total, 2 each for Jose Bautista, Vernon Wells and Jose Molina. The rest of the club went 0 for the day. The hits we did get were all singles. Course Clay Buchholz doesn't have a 2.26 ERA because he's a lousy pitcher. 

Shaun Marcum pitched a good game, despite the rain delay. He pitched 4 perfect innings before giving up a lead off triple to David Ortiz to start the 5th. I'm pretty sure, if Marcum wasn't throwing the no-hitter, Vernon would have played the ball off the wall and Ortiz would have been lucky to get a double, but, as it was, Vernon tried to make the big catch and Fred Lewis had trouble picking up the ball. A double and a Bill Hall homer later and we were down by 3. Marcum pitched 2 more good innings before Jason Frasor came in and gave up 2 more runs in his inning. 

No Jay of the Day today. Adam Lind (-.174 for an 0 for 4 with 2 k) and John McDonald (-.108, 0 for 4 with 1 k) had Suckage numbers.

Things don't get easier for our guys, we start 3 against the Yankees tomorrow in Toronto. Tomorrow Ivan Nova makes his first career start for the Yankees while Brandon Morrow starts for the Jays. And even those of us without Sportsnet One will be allowed to see it.