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Toronto Blue Jays 4, Boston Red Sox 6 Feral Reactions

Losing sucks, but when it is the first game that John Farrell returns it sucks even more. The game went back and forth like a Yanks/Red Sox game and felt like it lasted forever. However, the worst was that Emilio Bonifacio had one of the worst games of his life. Three errors which led to one unearned run and four Ks in five ABs.


Josh Johnson's first Blue Jays inning didn't start so hot when he walked Jacoby Ellsbury and gave up a weak single to Daniel Nava. He got Dustin Pedroia to fly out and then struck out Jay for a Minute Mike Napoli and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. In the bottom of the inning, the Jays had two on and one out. Jose Reyes doubled and Melky Cabrera had a FC thanks to some good base running and a brain fart by Will Middlebrooks but Edwin Encarnacion hit into a double play on a questionable call.

In the 2nd inning, the Red Sox loaded the bases with one out (two bleeder singles and what turned into a controversial HBP to Jose Iglesias) and only scored a single run. The Jays got that run back on a single by Rajai Davis, a double by Colby Rasmus and a sac fly by Mark DeRosa.

In the top of the 4th inning, the Red Sox got two runners thanks to two Emilio back to back errors on what should have been easy groundball outs and one run scored on a single by Iglesias' replacement Pedro Ciriaco.

Things got worse in the 5th when Pedroia singled and Napoli hit a home run on what looked like a mere deep fly ball to right center field.

The Jays stormed back in the bottom of the 5th when Mark DeRosa hit his 1st home run in 3 years deep to right center field. A Jose Reyes double drove in a Maicer Izturis single, but Jose tried for a triple and was tagged/bagged for the out.

Jose Reyes hit a massive lead off home run in the 7th inning off of Junichi Tazawa to tie the game.

The Red Sox scored a run in the 8th off Esmil Rogers and one in the 9th off Jeremy Jeffress for the win.

Of note, Brett Cecil pitched one and a third innings with four strike outs. His appearance didn't start off well as a walked the leadoff hitter and gave up a double, but then struck out the next four hitters. His fastball sat at 93-94 and he mixed in a nasty breaking ball.

Josh Johnson pitched 6 innings, gave up 9 hits, 4 runs/3 earned, two BBs and six strikeouts in his first Jays start.

Jose Iglesias was removed from the ballgame after being hit in the elbow by a Josh Johnson pitch. When John Farrell made an appearance to talk to his hurt player the crowd booed but some Boston media types decided that it was because Jose was hurt leading to a massive freakout among Boston fans. Thanks Boston media.

Jays of the Day based on Fangraphs WPA are Brett Cecil (.106), Jose Reyes (.345) and Mark DeRosa (.092). The Suckage Jays list is sadly much longer with Emilio Bonifacio (-.101), Edwin Encarnacion (-.285), Adam Lind (-.176), Maicer Izturis (-.175), Josh Johnson (-.130) and Esmil Rogers (-.234)