Friday, May 22, 2009
The Toronto Blue Jays=Frauds
The Toronto Blue Jays came into Fenway on Tuesday with a 3.5 game lead in the AL East, the surprise team in the American League over the first quarter of the season.
After last night's 5-1 Red Sox win enabled Boston (25-16) to sweep Toronto (27-17), it's clear that the Blue Jays are frauds that beat up on the sisters of the poor: the AL Central and West.
Jon Lester is starting to look like himself again as he improved to 3-4 last night with 6.1 innings outing where he allowed only one run on eight hits. He wasn't dominant as he struck out four and walked two but he did enough to win.
Boston jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first as David Ortiz scored Jacoby Ellsbury with an RBI groundout. Ellsbury's (2 runs, stolen base) hitting streak was extended to 16 games as he doubled before Ortiz brought him home.
Jason Bay continued to live a charmed life as he hit a two-run homer off Toronto rookie starter Robert Ray. Right fielder Alex Rios got a bad jump on it and it hit the top of the bullpen wall before bouncing over for the home run.
Kevin Youkilis made it 3-0 with an RBI single scored Dustin Pedroia in the third.
Pedroia knocked in Ellsbury with an RBI single in the fifth to give Boston its fifth and final run.
Aaron Hill had the Blue Jays' lone run with an RBI single in the seventh.
Interleague play begins tonight at Fenway as the banged up Mets come to town. It'll be fun to see National League stars David Wright and Carlos Beltran while Johan Santana (the best pitcher in baseball) opposes Dice-K this evening.