// Toronto Blue Jays

Umps, Snider Help Jays Sneak By Red Sox

Normally, I don’t even mention the umpiring/officiating when putting together these game reviews (unless we’re talking about the NBA, where “referee” and “crook” are synonymous terms). But, home plate umpire Dale Scott’s performance on Wednesday afternoon at Fenway, especially in the ninth inning, was poor at best; and crooked at worst. Fast forward to the […]

Matsuzaka Shines as Red Sox Roll to 6-1 Victory

Forget 2009. The 2008 version of Daisuke Matsuzaka is making its way back. Dice-K looked to be back in his old form and as sharp as ever on Tuesday night, as he led the Red Sox to a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Matsuzaka pitched seven strong innings, allowing only three baserunners and striking […]

Patient Red Sox Walk Their Way to Victory

The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays faced off Monday night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox were coming off a 9-3 defeat of the New York Yankees that, combined with a Tampa Bay Rays loss, saw Boston inch closer in the divisional race. Monday night they looked to continue in the right direction. […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 5-10-10

With the three other leagues possessing power rankings of their own, it’s time for baseball to get its due. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the topic, every second Monday KC and I, and hopefully more as we get our mojo working, will select our picks for the best 10 teams in baseball, […]

Dominant Lester Helps Red Sox Sweep Blue Jays

With the Celtics and Bruins moving on to the second round of the playoffs, the Red Sox have hit the sports back burner in Boston, for now. In case you didn’t notice, the Red Sox have won seven of nine overall. They earned their first series sweep of the season. They’re back at .500. No […]

Buchholz Brings A-Game in Red Sox Victory

Clay Buchholz gave the Boston Red Sox exactly what they needed: a shut-down pitching performance that could take the pressure off of their slumping offense. Buchholz pitched eight strong innings, srtiking out four and walking only two, as the Red Sox went on to beat the Blue Jays 2-1. The righty improved to 2-2 on the season after […]

Red Sox Win Ugly in Toronto, 13-12

The Boston Red Sox traveled to the Rogers Centre Monday night to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. On the mound for the Red Sox was Josh Beckett, hoping to bounce back from his last outing, where he allowed seven earned runs in seven innings pitched. He was facing Dana Eveland, who came into the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

Remember after opening night concluded, when the Red Sox were the best team in baseball and the Yankees were the worst team in baseball? Everything felt right, didn’t it? Well, after losing three straight, the Sox are back to .500, and the Yankees are a game ahead. Papi and Teixeira are both colder than Winter […]

State of the AL East: An Offseason Glance

With the Holiday Season upon us, it’s a perfect time to offer up a “STATE OF THE AL EAST” report. Now, some teams have been naughty (Blue Jays trading Halladay), while other have been nice (Yankees welcome Ganderson), but this Christmas, every team is hoping their new presents are the perfect gift for next season. […]

Three Off-Season MLB Moves That Affect the Red Sox

Plenty of action has already taken place during the off-season. The Red Sox have made their share of moves (John Lackey) and also made intentions known (Adrian Gonzalez). This could force other players out to get rid of the surplus (Clay Buccholz). But, it’s not just the Red Sox that have been moving and shaking. […]

Halladay Traded to Phillies in 3-Team Deal

When the Hot Stove is burning, it’s really an inferno. In the same day John Lackey signed a five-year contract with the Red Sox (pending a physical), the Blue Jays have traded Sox nemesis Roy Halladay (a nemesis because he’s so good, not hated) out of the American League and to the Philadelphia Phillies, who […]

Blue Jays Blow Out Sox AAA Club 12-0

In a game barely worth recapping, the Blue Jays ripped through the Red Sox, winning 12-0 behind ace Roy Halladay. Perhaps making a last pitch (get it?) for the Cy Young Award, Halladay tossed a complete-game, three-hit shutout. While incredible, the start wasn’t very impressive, considering the Red Sox threw out a lineup that included […]

Red Sox Clinch Playoff Berth Despite Fifth Straight Loss

The Blue Jays launched six home runs and held on for an 8-7 win over the Red Sox Tuesday night. Adam Lind hit three of the home runs, becoming the first player since Frank Thomas in 1996 to hit three home runs as an opponent in Fenway Park. In fact, the Blue Jays could’ve hit 15 HRs to win 30-7, but it […]

Blue Jays Blast Bowden, Red Sox

The Red Sox will need to wait at least one more night to clinch a playoff berth. Entering the night needing a win and Rangers loss to clinch, the Red Sox lost to the Blue Jays 11-5 after Josh Beckett was scratched from his start for back spasms. Meanwhile, the Rangers lost to the Angels, who clinched the AL West, and […]

Red Sox Looking Wild Against Blue Jays

Boston’s chances of winning the division title were small heading into New York and dropping the opener all but forced them to focus on the Wild Card. The Red Sox downshifted into a resting for the playoffs mode and will stay in that frame of mind as they should continue to play more of the backups […]