Let’s welcome the Red Sox

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Home sweet home! The Blue Jays are finally back into Toronto after a horrendous road trip, and back to face the team that had a part in the freefall of the Blue Jays; the Boston Red Sox. Thankfully that off day has helped give a lot of perspective on what’s happened in the last nine games. It’s almost as if it never happened at all!

Thursday’s bullpen collapse might have warranted a few trips to Las Vegas for Jesse Carlson and Brian Wolfe, but rest assured that the Jays bald-headed relievers will remain with the club. Jordan Bastian talked to Cito and the manager admitted that he’s probably been riding Carlson a little too hard these past few weeks. That’s what she said!

Instead of watching from the dugout, Scott Richmond will spend the weekend in the bullpen. The coaches decided to skip Richmond’s starts, so he will be available for middle relief in this weekend’s series against the Red Sox. Better for Scotty to get some work in the bullpen rather than be idle for 13 days.


Remember that with a series at home against the Red Sox, this weekend will undoubtedly bring some colourful characters out to the Rogers Centre. Attendance at these games will comprise of thousands of Red Sox fans from far and wide. Let’s show them a series they’ll never forget! I’m liveblogging tonight’s game over at The Score, so come on by and let’s send some positive reinforcements to the Blue Jays and help them end this losing streak.

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.