JAYS 6 – RED SOX 8
For the third straight series, the Blue Jays are unable to win the final game and sweep the series. Ted Lilly(5-5, 4.50) struggled with his command and was pulled from the game after 5 runs on 5 hits in 4 innings of work. The Jays managed 13 hits against Boston on Wednesday night, and although I am not sure of the exact stat, I’m pretty sure that when the Jays out-hit their opponents and get 10+ hits they are pretty much undefeated this season, so my hat goes off to the Boston Red Sox for holding the Jays to just 6 runs.
Once again Toronto’s bullpen proved to be a little shaky and didn’t help the Jays when they needed it. If Toronto is to get to the next level(read: playoffs), their bullpen is going to HAVE to step up for them. To make matters worse, Gold Glove center fielder Vernon Wells injured his should prior to hitting his third homerun in Tuesday’s game and had to sit out last nights affair. Wells had an MRI done and it appears to just be inflammation on the shoulder, so he should be back in the lineup on Friday or Saturday. Toronto will now need to do something they have had problems doing in the past if they are to succeed, and that is to beat up on teams that aren’t very good as their next 7 games are against Tampa Bay and Baltimore, 2 below-500 teams.
3 for 4, 2R, 2B
Hills 2-run triple
6/2/06 vs. Tampa Bay