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Game #95 GameThread: Jays @ Red Sox

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Why not win and split the series?

It doesn't feel like a series we could split, It seems like we played enough bad baseball that there is no way we could have won a game.

I expected a roster move this morning, I guess the team has decided that Valdez taking those 4 innings has given the rest of the pen enough of a break.

We get to watch two struggling pitchers today. Liriano's had a rough season, he's been on the DL or just ineffective. I'm hoping the neck issue had resolved itself. And Fister has also been either hurt or crappy, pitching in 4 games, 3 starts, with a 6.75 ERA. Though the Jays seem to be the answer to a crappy ERA.

We have Carrera in CF (that ought to be worth the price of admission right there) and Goins at short, with Pillar and Tulo getting a day off.



Today's Lineups

TORONTO BLUE JAYS BOSTON RED SOX
Jose Bautista - RF Mookie Betts - RF
Russell Martin - C Chris Young - LF
Josh Donaldson - 3B Dustin Pedroia - DH
Justin Smoak - 1B Hanley Ramirez - 1B
Kendrys Morales - DH Jackie Bradley - CF
Steve Pearce - LF Xander Bogaerts - SS
Ezequiel Carrera - CF Sandy Leon - C
Ryan Goins - SS Deven Marrero - 3B
Darwin Barney - 2B Brock Holt - 2B
Francisco Liriano - LHP Doug Fister - RHP

GO JAYS GO!

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