// Toronto Blue Jays

Bats are Silent Once Again as Sox Fall to Jays, 3-1

The Boston Red Sox have started the new season almost as poorly as the last. With Wednesday’s 3-1 loss at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays, the Sox will head back to Fenway with a 1-5 record, barely better than last year’s 0-6 opening. Taking the loss was Jon Lester, who pitched the Red […]

Daniel Bard Loses First Major League Start

Despite the fact he had not thrown a pitch all season until Tuesday night, Daniel Bard was definitely among the most-discussed players during the team’s 1-3 start this season. Should he start? Should he close? Well, for now, he’ll be starting, and that’s what he did for the first time in his major league career […]

Red Sox Finally Win! Aceves Nails Down Save in 9th

The Boston Red Sox finally earned their first win of the 2012 season on Monday night, defeating the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-2. Sox starter Felix Doubront pitched five innings, giving up two runs and striking out six, but received the no-decision. Fellow Venezuelan Henderson Alvarez was better, going six deep while giving up just one […]

Blue Jays Rising in the AL East

On Thursday in the Grapefruit League the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in what could be called a meaningless spring training contest, however heads are beginning to turn at the Jays currently hold a 23-5 record. The game was started by Alfredo Aceves for the Sox, who looked solid over the […]

Report: Blue Jays Asked for Clay Buchholz in John Farrell Talks

Blue Jays manager John Farrell, the former Red Sox pitching coach, has long been revered for his baseball mind, he’s attention to detail, and his willingness to take charge of a situation. Many feel the Red Sox starters would not have slipped into such a lazy mentality this season had Farrell been around and not […]

Daniel Bard Blows Another Game, Blue Jays Win Late

For most of the game, Boston was in firm control, but the 8th inning was rough, as Daniel Bard blew the lead and gave Toronto a 5-4 win. Toronto seized the early lead in addition to the late one, scoring twice off John Lackey. With two on and two outs, Toronto put two more singles […]

Tim Wakefield Finally Wins 200th Game; Red Sox Top Jays 18-6

If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try nine more times? Tim Wakefield won his 199th career game on July 24 against the Mariners in one of his worst starts of the year (6.1 IP, 10 H, 7 ER). In seven starts (and a relief appearance) since, Wakefield arguably pitched well enough […]

Josh Beckett Hurt as Pitchers Duel Tips in Blue Jays’ Favor; Red Sox Lose 1-0

It was a real pitchers duel in Toronto on Monday, and it resulted in a 1-0 loss in 11 innings for the Red Sox. Both teams struggled all day against each other, and neither could get a break. Finally, with two outs in the bottom of the 11th, Brett Lawrie hit a deep homer to […]

Toronto Blue Jays Stealing Signs?

The 2010 Toronto Blue Jays had one of the most surprising seasons in their recent history, headlined by the emergence of superstar Jose Bautista. While the team wasn’t exactly turning heads in the standings, finishing in fourth place in the American League East despite a good 85-77 record, the power put on display by the […]

Wakefield Guides Red Sox Past Blue Jays; Lester Hits DL

With news of Jon Lester hitting the disabled list on Wednesday, the Red Sox were left with 3/5 of their rotation out with injuries. Leave it to old reliable Tim Wakefield to right the ship and give the Red Sox rotation some stability, despite the fact he’s approaching 45 years old and in his 17th […]

McDonald Guns Down Encarnacion in Ninth to Secure Red Sox Win; Lester Exits with Back Strain

For eight innings of Tuesday’s game against Toronto, Red Sox pitchers held the Blue Jays completely in check. In the ninth, it was the defense’s turn. Darnell McDonald threw out designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion at home, ending the Blue Jays’ ninth-inning comeback one run short and securing the 3-2 Red Sox victory. McDonald Saves Shaky […]

Lackey Lit Up (AGAIN) in Loss to Blue Jays

Two things remained a constant on Monday. Americans across Boston and the country celebrated the Fourth of July. John Lackey had yet another horrendous outing on the mound. On Monday, he reached a new low: his fewest innings pitched in a start as a member of the Red Sox. Lackey lasted just 2.1 innings and […]

Boston’s 14-Run Barrage Completes Sweep of Jays

The runs just keep on coming in Canada. The Bruins may not have had luck up north this weekend, but Jon Lester and the Red Sox capped off a three game series in Toronto by annihilating the Blue Jays by a score of 14-1. The offense was once again in full swing as they plated […]

Red Sox Bang Out 18 Hits, 16 Runs in Blowout of Blue Jays

It’s been a long time since the Red Sox were eight games under .500 just 12 games into the season at 2-10. Here we are on June 12, and the Red Sox now have the best record in baseball at 38-26. The Sox are riding on the heels of an eight-game win streak, with the […]

Relentless Blue Jays Squeak by Sox in Extra Innings

The Blue Jays set the pace early with a three-run first inning off of Jon Lester and were not to be denied for the rest of the evening. Boston came back several times throughout the game but ended up falling 7-6 to the Blue Jays. In his worst start of the season, Jon Lester tied a season-high […]