The Blue Jays lose their second series in a row, this time to their other AL East foe Boston Red Sox? Is it too early to panic?!?!?!
On Monday, J.A. Happ pitched splendidly, striking out ten hitters over seven innings. He left the game with the lead, but thanks to a few singles and a horrific missed strike call that should have ended the game, the Sox tied it up and the game went to extras. Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait too long as Curtis Granderson hit his first walk off home run as a Blue Jay. They won 4-3.
Tuesday‘s game was pretty back and forth. Aaron Sanchez pitched well, his only blemishes being a Mookie Betts leadoff homer to start the game and a Brock Holt RBI double in the fifth. Betts ended up hitting another home run, a two-run bomb, off of Danny Barnes in the seventh to take the lead for good. Jays lose 4-3.
Wednesday looked like a sure loss, right? Chris Sale went up against Marco Estrada and the Blue Jays made him look ordinary. I was kind of expecting a 13-strikeout masterpiece from the lanky lefty, but these aren’t the 2017 Blue Jays. Sale lasted just six innings, gave up three runs and only fanned four. Unfortunately, Marco Estrada surrendered five earned runs, including a three-run shot from J.D. Martinez that put the Sox ahead 5-3. The good guys added another run, but still fell short and dropped the rubber match 5-4.
- Boston came into this series bludgeoning opponents and managed to win the series via two one-run decisions. All three games were close and it could have been a sweep for either team. Nobody likes moral victories and you obviously want tangible results against a division rival and powerhouse, but at the very least, you have to feel good about that.
- Aside from the two little blips by Osuna and Barnes, the bullpen was actually pretty good. Nobody else gave up a run over the course of the series.
The red hot #ActuallyGood Texas Rangers, who are a…*checks standings* full seven games out of a playoff spot in April!