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

Jon Lester (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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 I try to dance around what happened at Fenway Park on Friday night, I just can’t ignore it anymore. When the Red Sox lose 16-2, by a whopping 14 runs, it’s almost laughable. That’s why this game review’s headline is so corny and ridiculous. But, it’s true. The Red Sox have a bunch of holes now due to the likely season-ending injuries to Kevin Youkilis, Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Mike Cameron. And the Blue Jays pecked the hell out of those holes.

Lyle Overbay slugged two three-run home runs off Jon Lester, who allowed nine runs (!!!) on eight hits and three walks in just two innings pitched (he failed to record an out in the third. It was clearly his worst career start, and his ERA ballooned from 2.80 to 3.26. Yikes.

No Blue Jays rout would be complete without a Jose Bautista home run, as the major leagues’ HR leader struck again with his 38th bomb, a solo shot in the seventh inning.

Sox Stud of the Game: Dusty Brown

You may not have known it, but Dusty Brown was called up when Jarrod Saltalamacchia was placed on the DL. Anyway, while pinch-hitting for Victor Martinez in the seventh inning, Brown hit a two-run double to account for the Red Sox offense.

Sox Dud of the Game: Jon Lester

It was the worst game of his career. What else is there to say?

Game Notes:

W: Brett Cecil (10-6)
L: Jon Lester (13-8)

  • Marco Scutaro and Darnell McDonald each led the Sox with two hits.
  • Meanwhile, five Blue Jays had at least three hits.
  • Overbay did the most damage, going 4-5 with 2 HR and 7 RBI.
  • The Jays had 20 hits against Lester, Scott Atchison, Michael Bowden, Manny Delcarmen, and Tim Wakefield.
  • Bautista is on pace for 51 HRs and 123 RBI.

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2 comments for “Blue Jays Peck Holes in Red Sox, Win 16-2”

  1. wow, what a bad game.. not even lester’s pitching well anymore

    Posted by leo | August 21, 2010, 12:25 pm
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