// Toronto Blue Jays

Matsuzaka, Lowrie and Ellsbury Power Red Sox to 9-1 Victory over Blue Jays

In a rare morning start on Patriots Day, Daisuke Matsuzaka came out firing and looked like a new man after his implosion against the Tampa Bay Rays last week. Over seven innings, Matsuzaka was stingy, giving up 1 hit and needing just 89 pitches to send Jays hitters back to the dugout empty-handed time after […]

Sox Get First Back To Back Wins, Dominate Blue Jays 8-1

John Lester had another great outing pitching six solid innings and only allowing one run as the Red Sox picked up their fourth win of the year over the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 Sunday afternoon.  The Red Sox got a three-run homer from Jacoby Ellsbury, while catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia also drove in three runs of […]

Beckett Comes Through as Red Sox Beat Blue Jays

Somehow, the Red Sox managed to get the 4-1 win over Toronto. You can thank Toronto starter Jo-Jo Reyes for that, thanks to his early struggles. Boston really had trouble afterwards, but they had enough to win thanks to Beckett’s help. A single, walk, single and double to start the 1st gave Boston the 2-0 […]

Crawford, Jenks Struggle as Red Sox Drop to 2-10

After two long days off to think about their 2-9 start, the Red Sox made some positive news early Friday by signing first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to a 7-year, $154 million deal that will keep him in Boston through the 2018 season. The Sox needed to make more good news Friday night to avoid the […]

2011 AL East Predictions: A Response to the Baseball Prospectus

The Baseball Prospectus recently released its projections for 2011 regular season records and, unsurprisingly, the Red Sox are slated for 93 wins. What is surprising is that these 93 wins are projected for the most in baseball, even more than the Philadelphia Phillies; they play in an easier division and boast baseball’s best starting pitching […]

John Farrell to Join the Blue Jays

According to multiple reports, Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell is set to join the Toronto Blue Jays as their new manager, replacing the retiring, mustache-wearing Cito Gaston. With the Jays, who feature the league’s most powerful lineup and a plethora of young, lively arms, it would appear that that Farrell is walking into a […]

Lester Avenges Patriots Loss, Beats Blue Jays for 18th Win

OK, so maybe Jon Lester technically didn’t avenge the Patriots loss to the Jets on Sunday because baseball in Boston is nearly irrelevant now that the Patriots season is in full swing. But, Lester did what he could to make some Boston sports fans smile on a day when most would rather mope. In the […]

Becket Good, But Not Good Enough in Loss to Blue Jays

In the midst of the worst season of his career, Josh Beckett has been pitching a bit better of late, and the trend continued in Saturday night’s start against the Blue Jays. He allowed four runs on 10 hits and two walks in seven innings, taking the loss in a 4-3 defeat. Beckett struck out […]

Bautista’s 48th HR Lifts Blue Jays Past Red Sox, 11-9

Blue Jays third baseman/outfielder Jose Bautista continued one of the great contract years in recent memory on Friday, slugging his major league-leading 48th home run, and breaking George Bell’s franchise record. Let’s put that number in perspective: Bautista’s 48 bombs lead the American League by 11 over White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko (37). David […]

Ortiz Triple Leads to 3-Run Fifth; Red Sox Triumph Despite Rain Delays

The Boston Red Sox had momentum coming into Sunday’s home game against the Toronto Blue Jays, having won Saturday night in extra innings when Jed Lowrie deposited an 11th inning pitch into the right field bullpen. The last thing they wanted was rain but, unfortunately, that was what they got. Sometimes it came in drizzles, […]

Red Sox Walk Off With Win In Extra Frames

The Red Sox certainly have a flare for the dramatic. One day after having their tuchases handed to them, the Sox walked off with a win in 11 innings 5-4. The game progressed with both starting pitchers throwing well, effectively scattering hits/walks/errors to prevent any offense from occurring, until the 3rd, that is. With one […]

Blue Jays Peck Holes in Red Sox, Win 16-2

Toronto won by 14 on Friday night. You’re right, there’s no NFL team in Toronto. No, the Buffalo Bills haven’t moved across the border yet. The Raptors aren’t playing right now, either. So wait a minute…you mean to tell me the Toronto FC squad set an MLS record with 14 goals? Nope. As much as […]

One More Inning Too Much To Ask For From Boston

Three more outs. Three runs ahead. No problem? Not for the 29 other teams, anyway. The Boston Red Sox were in that exact position Thursday, but gave up a four-run 9th inning to Toronto, blowing the game 6-5. Both teams jostled for positioning during the first two innings, until the Red Sox got their first […]

Sox Pound Blue Jays, Gain Ground in Wild Card Race

It was the kind of offensive display that any pitching staff would salivate over. The boys of summer needed a laugher in their favor for a change, and got it on Wednesday night, as the Boston Red Sox out-slugged the Toronto Blue Jays on their way to a 10-1 victory. While the Yankees managed to avoid […]

Homers Fly Like Canadian Geese as Red Sox Out-Slug Blue Jays

After splitting with the Yankees, the faintest of playoff hopes remains for the Boston Red Sox. But to keep that hope from dying, they would need to continue to dominate their rivals from north of the Niagara. The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays began their four-game series Tuesday night at the Rogers Center […]