Hi guys, welcome to tonight's live blog of the Jays against the Red Sox. Here are your starting lineups for tonight.
Boston Red Sox (67-51)
SP: Clay Buchholz (1-3, 4.45 ERA)
Toronto Blue Jays (55-62)
SP: Roy Halladay (13-5, 2.65 ER)
Halladay is going for his 14th victory tonight, he's 3-2 with a 2.16 ERA since the All-Star break.
Tonight's matchup between Halladay and Buchholz was the marquee game we were all looking forward to back in July when both were discussed as tradebait.
Welcome back, dragonzigg! Let's hope so - there's usually nothing wrong with putting up 9 runs, unfortunately the Sox racked up 10.
Just in case anyone was curious, Alex Rios hit his first HR with the White Sox earlier this afternoon and went 2 for 3.
And of course, I had him benched on my fantasy baseball team. FML.
On a related fantasy baseball subject, Matt Holliday is hitting .430 since moving over to the St. Louis Cardinals.
I think they're grooming him to play in centre field - so far 5 games in CF, 1 game in RF.
So far, the leaders in wins for a pitcher are at 14. I find it difficult to see any of them breaking 20 this year.
Halladay alone might only get 5-6 more starts before the end of the season anyway.
I'm sipping on a beer I left in my golf bag about a week ago, then refridgerated once again. Still tastes good!
Doc's been great once again; his complete games are down from last year, but his ERA is still solid. Cy Young voters really take the win/loss record into account, so that's where Doc has the big disadvantage against the others.
There was a span there for about 4 games that they couldn't even put up more than 3 runs.
I think they had the same problem last year, Halladay had poor run support (as usual).
I'm with you on that on dragonzigg, the save is another statistic that's pretty useless in my mind. It has the most weight in fantasy baseball if you ask me!
It's a traditional stat, and I don't think they'll change it any time soon.
In the meantime, we just have to hope that Halladay can get some GD run support!
Halladay is going for his third win in a row tonight; he hasn't won three straight since May 17th (otherwise known as the good old days of the season).
I know, it's hard to believe! Well, technically the Blue Jays aren't out of it yet - anything could happen ...
David Ortiz - steroids = .222 batting average.
His homerism rubs off on me sometimes, I on the other hand don't believe in Vernon Wells.
Ellsbury to lead it off here for the Red Sox. First pitch strike from Doc.
Jacoby is 6 for 21, .286 career against Doc.
Ellsbury grounds out to Overbay for the first out in the inning. Nothing worse than having Ellsbury on base to lead off the game.
EE tracks down a foul ball for the second out.
Psamms, we really should have created about 20 levels on the VWHAS.
V-Mart is 3 for 10 career against Halladay.
Doc misses low and walks Martinez. A very very rare walk for Roy Halladay.