Blue Jays Rotation Stepped Up At Fenway
May 12, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Chad Jenkins (64) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY SportsThe Toronto Blue Jays got 3 solid starts from their rotation against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
You know Fenway Park right?
The hitter’s paradise where leads are never safe and balls fly out of the park like a video game on Rookie Mode.
But once again baseball reminded you that it makes no sense.
Ramon Ortiz started the first game of the series. He hadn’t started a game in the big leagues in 2 years! He pitched 5 shutout innings at Fenway Park! You’re a probably a liar if you say you saw that coming.
Mark Buehrle’s overpaid. He can’t pitch in the AL East. AA made a mistake acquiring him. His contract’s going to be a burden. That’s been the consensus among most of the Jays fan base right now. A little bit harsh but you wouldn’t have been able to argue it.
Mark Buehrle had given up at least 5 runs in all of his starts. The last thing the Jays needed was Buehrle doing that. The Red Sox had Clay Bucholz on the mound. He was arguably the best pitcher in baseball till now.
To most people’s shock Buehrle came through big time. He cruised through the Red Sox lineup and gave up just one run in 7+ innings like he took a time machine to the 2000’s. Mark Buehrle also didn’t give up a homerun, in Fenway! For a guy that’s already given up 11 homeruns that’s quite an accomplishment.
Chad Jenkins was injured. He came off the DL and made one start in Double A. His 2nd start was the 3rd game of the Red Sox series. Ryan Dempster was on the mound for the Red Sox.
I was so sure the Blue Jays were going to lose I was actually upset to not see David Ortiz start the game. If you told me the final score was going to be 12-4, I would have assumed the Red Sox were the 12.
But Jenkins gave the Blue Jays 5 innings of 2 run ball.
For all we know the Red Sox could have just been in a slump. Even if they were they still have a very talented lineup so not just anyone can give you a good outing against them especially at Fenway.