Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Live Game Thread: Toronto (24-22) at Boston (20-24)


Toronto: Drew Hutchison (2-3, 3.64 ERA) Boston: Clay Buchholz (2-3, 6.17 ERA)

After taking the first game of the series the Toronto Blue Jays looks to secure the series win with a victory tonight against the Boston Red Sox. Last night we saw the Blue Jays’ offense continue their surge as they belted four homeruns in the victory. Edwin Encarnacion seems to be on a special mission as he was responsible for two of the four homeruns from last night.

JA Happ cruised through the first four innings of last nights game, but hit a couple of bumps in the 5th and 6th. After being removed from the game without recording an out in the 6th, we saw a strong Toronto bullpen not allow a run for the rest of the game. This included the major league debut of Rob Rasmussen who threw five pitches to get one out in the 7th inning.

The bottom of the 9th saw closer Casey Janssen battle David Ortiz (who was the tying run) with two runners on. After a long fly ball pulled fouled by Ortiz, Janssen got him to strikeout en route to locking up his fourth save of the season.

The biggest news from the Red Sox last night was that after pitching to two batters in the 5th, starter Felix Doubront was removed from the game due to shoulder fatigue. The Red Sox is the only team in the majors to only use five starts so far, after last night that streak may be in jeopardy.

Tonight we will see Toronto’s young gun Drew Hutchison on the mound. If his last outing is any indication, he may be starting to heat up this season. Drew is coming off his first complete game shutout where he allowed only three hits against a Texas offense which was struggling to score runs.

Hutchison will be making his first start in Fenway Park but will be taking on a Boston team who is also struggling scoring runs just like the Texas Rangers.

The Boston Red Sox will oppose the Blue Jays with Clay Buchholz. Despite his struggles this year (6.17 ERA) Clay is coming off a quality start against the Minnesota Twins. Also, in his career Clay has more wins against the Blue Jays (10) than any other team he has faced.

Pay close attention to the scoreboard tonight. With a lost to the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees, Toronto will move into first place in the AL East.

Toronto Blue Jays Lineup (via Barry Davis)

Boston Red Sox Lineup (via Marino Pepen)

All stats courtesy of www.MLB.com

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

    #HutchShow

  • Jason Ramnauth

    Yankees won so we can’t take first in the east quite yet

  • McQ50

    back to back shutouts?!?!?!?!? go jays go

    • Jason Ramnauth

      I don’t understand where this is coming from? Is this your bold prediction?

      • McQ50

        its coming from my heart probably wont happen but a man can dream can’t he!!!

        • Jason Ramnauth

          we welcome anything from the heart

        • Jason Ramnauth

          Looks like no shutout

          • McQ50

            damn you Victorino!

  • Jason Ramnauth

    WOW! Edwin hits his league leading 10 homer of the month

  • Jason Ramnauth

    I think that Gose is finally coming around

  • Jason Ramnauth

    And Reyes looks to be coming around too

  • Jason Ramnauth

    Lind a triple? what?

  • Jason Ramnauth

    HOW CAN YOU GET ANY HOTTER EDWIN HITS ANOTHER HOMER

  • McQ50

    #EdwinShow man is on fire!!!!

    • Jason Ramnauth

      Fire? Generations from now on will refer to anything that is hot as Edwin

  • Kevin

    Blue Jays playing out of their minds right now!

  • Kevin

    does anyone know what that yellow thing is on Francisco’s arm? I think it looks sweet but idk what it is haha

    • Jason Ramnauth

      I think its just a elbow band. It is pretty sweet I must say

  • Jason Ramnauth

    Victorino gets Boston’s first run

  • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

    Always liked when the camera angle is directly behind the mound instead of the more traditional side angle. Much easier to see movement on pitches.

    • Jason Ramnauth

      Me Too!!!! You can see the velocity a bit better too

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

      What? The Acer Pitch Tracker isn’t enough for you? Sheesh.

  • Jason Ramnauth

    Another RBI by Navarro! Who thinks the Blue Jays can keep this pace?

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

      6-4 over last 10. Normally, I’d say they need to do better than that. But the way this division is going…..

      A 6-4 pace is nice, though.

      • Jason Ramnauth

        With Janssen back, I think we need to sure up the rotation but we are the best team in the division

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

          Need to create a push. Rays are going to get some pitching back: Cobb, Hellickson a bit later…

          • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

            Just gotta keep winning series

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

            Exactly. We don’t need lofty goals. Just put your head down and go to work.

  • McQ50

    its so nice to have a catcher that KNOWS how to hit and not just swing for the fences

  • McQ50

    another solid outing from Hutch would of been nice to see him get through 6 tho

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

      It was feeling shaky.

      • McQ50

        it was that’s right but good to see him bend and not break and then Loup to come in and pick him up

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

          #HutchShow has such poise. He has that knack for bending but not breaking.

          I picked Loup to be an All Star this year!

          • McQ50

            he does seem ahead of his years and i also picked him!

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

            Really? I’ve been called crazy.

          • McQ50

            lol yes really and crazy like a fox!

  • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

    Gibby sticking up for his boy Loup

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

      It’s ’cause he’s gonna be an All Star.

      • Jason Ramnauth

        All star may be much.

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

          Or, it may NOT be….

          • Jason Ramnauth

            Alright alright whatever you say lol

  • McQ50

    ooook time to get Rogers outta there

    • Jason Ramnauth

      I have no faith in him

  • Jason Ramnauth

    I guess Gibby knows what he’s doing

  • McQ50

    Jays win now in a 3 way tie for first in the AL East NBD!

    • Jason Ramnauth

      I had to ask NBD?

      • McQ50

        NO BIG DEAL lol

        • McQ50

          and since the O’s just lost only a 2 way tie for first with the Yanks