After sweeping the Boston Red Sox a week ago in their own ballpark, I hoped the Toronto Blue Jays would do the same at theirs this weekend.
Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be the case as they lost the first game 8-5.
It looked promising for the Jays in the third inning when they went up 3-0. Then, at the top of the fourth inning, Ryan Lavarnway hit a three run homer to tie the game.
The Red Sox then went a head 5-3 at the top of the fifth inning.
The Jays tied it 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth inning. I thought, great, they’ll win it by one run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Wrong. Boston put the game out of reach at the top of the ninth inning by scoring three runs.
Starting pitcher, Aaron Laffey had a very short outing on the mound, giving up four hits, three earned runs,three walks and struck out one batter in 3.2 innings pitched.
The Jays came up short in the second game as they lost 3-2.
Starting pitcher, Carlos Villanueva had a good day on the mound, giving up only four hits, two earned runs, two walks, and struck out six batters in seven innings pitched.
Even though there was no scoring until the seventh inning, today’s game was fairly entertaining to watch.
It was a real pitching duel between Brandon Morrow of the Blue Jays and John Lester of the Red Sox.
The Jays opened the scoring when Omar Vizqel drove in pinch runner, Rajai Davis from second base with a single. Later in the inning, Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two run homer to make it 3-0 Jays.
It got better for the Jays in the bottom of the eighth inning when Brett Lawrie scored on an error and then Moises Sierra drove in Colby Rasmus to give Toronto a 5-0 lead. The score would later become final.
Morrow had a very good quality start today as he only gave up four hits, absolutely no earned runs, one walk, and struck out three batters in six innings pitched.
The Jays now travel to New York to face the Yankees for three games starting Tuesday night.