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Blue Jays LIVE Game Thread vs Boston Red Sox


 

 

Welcome to tonight’s Blue Jays LIVE Game Thread vs the Boston Red Sox.

Toronto Blue Jays (23-22)  vs  Boston Red Sox (20-23)

J.A. Happ (2-1, 3.57)  vs  Felix Doubront (2-3, 4.54)

Radio: SN590
TV: SNET360

The Blue Jays currently sit just ONE game back of first place and TWO ahead of the Red Sox. This would be a good time to put some space between themselves and John Ferrell’s club. Jeff Morten (@Tallboywrites) has already provided us with an in depth preview of this series. Apparently, the Red Sox made some news today.

 

  He won’t be in the lineup tonight, or this series for that matter. He’ll need to get in some minor league games first. There goes the Blue Jays should sign Drew nonsense. Bring on the Blue Jays SHOULD HAVE signed Drew nonsense.     Tonight we’ll see which J.A. HAPPens to show up. That’s right! I’m rolling out the puns tonight. Will we see the guy who only went 2 1/3 innings against the Angels? Or, the guy who went 6 innings against the Indians and only walked 2 batters allowing one run? Which, indeed. Lifetime, Happ is 1-2, 4.91 ERA against the Red Sox. Oddly, though, only Dustin Pedroia (.429)has had what we could call success against Happ. Johnny Gomes has had the most at bats against him, but sports a .083 average.

Basically, if his pitches HAPPen to find the strike zone J.A. will be just fine tonight. The Red Sox will make him work, though. At least they should. It’s what I would do. Make that pitch count rise. With an off day yesterday, the bullpen should be rested. They may need to be…    

 

The Red Sox will counter with Felix Doubront. His last outing came against the Twins where he held them to one run in six innings. Lifetime, Doubront is 3-2, 4.60 against the Blue Jays. The Jays hitters have had reasonable success against Doubront. Jose Bautista has 3 HR against him, Jose Reyes is hitting .400 and Edwin Encarnacion has a .333 average with a HR and 4 RBI.    

 

Tonight’s lineups via Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi:

 

Let the party begin. Feel free to chime in below. Give us your thoughts, gripes, insights, etc.

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  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Gose pinch hitting for Pillar

    • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

      blah. one out

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Cabrera Melks a HR off Pesky’s Pole 7-2 Jays

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Melky with 8 total bases thus far- 2 2B, HR

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Bautista puts one oppo. #shift

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Mujica done.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    EE flies out to RF to send it to the B6

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Happ out for the 6th. Napoli leads off with a grounder. Reyes had to dive for it to knock it down. No throw.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Gomes rocks an apparent double off the top of the wall. Napoli thought it was a HR. Jays had him in a rundown. Thought they tagged him sliding back to 3rd. BOTH managers on to argue. Gibby arguing tag at 3rd. Ferrell argues that it was a HR. Ferrell wins. 7-4 Jays

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Happ out.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Dusty McG on

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    David Ross with a GIFT bunt pop up to Lawrie!

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Big K by Dusty McG. Pedroia reaches for slider in the dirt. End of 6. 7-4 Jays

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Doubront left the ball game with “left shoulder fatigue”. WTF does THAT mean? That can’t be an actual injury. You can’t pull a guy because he’s tired ad treat it like it’s an injury…

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Rasmussen is warming in the pen.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    To the bottom of 7th. Rasmussen set to make his MLB debut!

    • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

      Not yet, for Rasmussen…….McG still in.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    NOW, Rasmussen is in to make his debut. His first assignment? David Ortiz!

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Holy Crap. Rasmussen looks SMALL on the mound. He’s listed as 5′ 10″. He looks MUCH smaller.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Rasmussen does his job. Gets Ortiz to ground out to 1st. Delabar in. He needs one pitch to end the inning. To the 8th.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Gose with the “Bunt and Fly”. Safe at 1st.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    No matter. Reyes hits into DP. Gibby comes out to challenge. I think this is more to show his support of one of his star players.

    • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

      Call stands.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Gomes leads off the 8th with a single that he thought better of trying to stretch into a double.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Delabar walks Bogaerts. 1st and 2nd. Tying run to the plate. 0 out. 7-4 Jays

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Loup in! Standing by my pick that he’s an All Star.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Holt bunts the runners over. 2nd & 3rd. 1 out. 7-4 Jays

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    A great sequence by Loup to K Ross. 2 out. 2nd & 3rd. 7-4 Jays. Bradley Jr up.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Loup gets him to pop up to 2nd to end the 8th.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Melky looking to add to his 8 total bases….

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    He does. A single up the middle. 9 total bases. On base 5 times!

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Tazawa comes high and inside on Bautista. He’s not the one destroying you tonight.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Cabrera went to 2nd on a wild pitch.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Joseph Bats with his 39th walk of the season.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    1st & 2nd 0 out. EE at the plate

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    EE caught looking at a REALLY outside pitch. K 1 out. 1st & 2nd. 7-4 Jays

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    LAwrie lines into DP. Janssen on to shut it down!

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Pedroia leads off with single. Victorino squirted a ball up the middle that was just out of Reyes’ reach. 1st & 2nd. 0 out. Ortiz up.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Whew. Papi smacks one…foul!

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com Shaun Doyle

    Janssen with a HUGE F’n K of Ortiz! 1 out. 2 to go. 2 on