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Milwaukee Brewers (39-31) @ Boston Red Sox (41-27) Shaun Marcum (7-2, 2.68) @ John Lackey (4-5, 7.41) 7:10 PM EDT | Fenway Park (Boston, MA) TV: NESN, MLB Network RADIO: WEEI 850, WWZN 1510 INJURY REPORT Milwaukee: Mitch Stetter, left hip labral irritation (Placed on the 15-day DL on May 17, retroactive to May 15); Brandon [...]
In a surprise and somewhat troubling scratch, Josh Beckett will not start today’s early game for the Boston Red Sox, as Boston tries to complete a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays. Instead, veteran workhorse Tim Wakefield, fresh from a recent bullpen stint, will get the nod in Beckett’s place.
The Boston Red Sox were able to take the first game against Toronto last night, but Shaun Marcum will head to the hill to protect his home turf, while Clay Buchholz looks to build on what’s shaping up to be a good year.
Well folks, this one’s about to get ugly. Not just this season, mind you, but for a few years – though, if Anthopoulos is as good as advertised, there might just be a way out of this mess. It’s too bad, really, as the makeup of this pitching staff makes this team one of the most interesting clubs in all of baseball. Too bad they exist in the gauntlet of the AL East.
There’s no mistaking it – Toronto is clearly the runt of the AL East litter for the forseeable future. While they have a few good full-timers and a number of interesting arms in the rotation, there’s just not a lot to build on here, barring the awakening of a number of sleepers on this team – a number of sleepers.
Either way, this team is in serious trouble for 2010 and beyond. Then again, when third place is all you can ever look forward to, does the disappointment really matter?
It wasn’t long ago that the Toronto Blue Jays were expected to be in the position now occupied by the Tampa Bay Rays as the third wheel atop the American League East. While there is some strong young talent in Toronto, J.P. Riccardi’s five year plan is looking more like a two term presidential rebuilding plan in action. It’s hard to believe that this team is anything resembling “on the road to competing” in the most vaunted division in baseball.
Last year was a mess for the Blue Jays. Between injuries, slumps, manager changes, and overall bad luck, the Jays still found themselves dreaming of a run at the Wild Card late in the Summer. While an 86-win season was respectable and would have put you in the playoffs in the NL West, it yielded another season leaving Jays fans frustrated with what could have been if there were any semblance of an offense behind one of the best rotations in baseball.
Prev. Gm: Boston Red Sox (72-54) @ Toronto Blue Jays (66-61) Paul Byrd 7-11, 4.55) @ Shaun Marcum (8-5, 3.36) 7:07 PM EDT | Rogers Centre (Toronto, Ontario) TV: NESN RADIO: WRKO 680, SBN 1150 GAME NOTES: With ten games left against the Blue Jays and a 2-6 record against them so far this season, [...]
Josh Beckett could not get through 3 innings of work in his start against the Blue Jays giving up 10 hits and 8 runs in a 15-4 losing effort. Beckett allowed six runs to score in the top of the first inning and that is all that Toronto and Shaun Marcum needed for the win. [...]