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MLB: Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
Davis had a lead off single.
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Red Sox 12 Blue Jays 2

The Red Sox had a lot of fun today. Not so much fun on our side of the ball.

Edwin Jackson gave up a couple of runs in the first inning, mostly caused by some bad defense. Then 4 runs in the third inning on a bunch of rockets hit off him. He followed that with a couple of good innings. In total 5 innings7 hits, 6 runs, 5 earned (but really only 4 earned), 1 walks and 4 strikeouts.

Elvis Luciano had even more troubles than Jackson. 1.1 innings, 4 hits, 4 earned, 2 walks and a home run. He looked like a 19-year-old pitching against the World Series champs.

Derek Law was actually pretty good. 1.2, 2 hits, no runs.

Ryan Tepera gave up back-to-back home runs. He’s looked terrible. He has an option left, I’d be sending him down. He has looked terrible.


On offense we had 3 hits. The only good moment was a Luke Maile home run (really, he hit one out, I’m not kidding) which tied the game in the second. That was the last good moment of the game and our last hit of the game.

The three hits came from Jonathan Davis, Justin Smoak and Mail.

Our defense wasn’t great either. Luke Maile made a throwing error on stolen base that cost us a run (Richard Urena could have done a better job trying to make the catch, the error was charged to Maile but he should be shared). And, in the first inning, Galvis and Urena crossed each other going for a ground ball and neither made the play. Urena also had a ‘single’ go past him that he really should have made the play on. Not that it mattered we were going to lose anyway.


Jays of the Day: Maile (.177 WPA) for the home run. Even if you subtract some for the error, he gets the award. I think those of us that watched it deserve a prize.

Suckage: Jackson (-.411). And lets give one to Luciano (-.060) and Tepera (.000) for their relief work. And the entire offense except for Maile earned one.


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