If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this road trip, it’s never completely count out the Toronto Blue Jays. However, after last night’s loss to the Boston Red Sox by five runs, I think it’s safe to say that streak is over.
Daisuke Matsuzaka had his best start of the season and Dana Eveland had one of his worst. It may have been his demons at Fenway Park, but Eveland’s ERA of 18.24 at Fenway Park didn’t work in his favour whatsoever.
The only ones who could solve Dice-K were Fred Lewis and John Buck. When there is such a big gap like that in lineup between hitters who have success against said pitcher, it’s nearly impossible to score runs.
Now the Blue Jays will look to Shaun Marcum to put a halt to the five game losing streak against the Red Sox this season. Who stands in their way? Tim Wakefield.
And we all remember what happened last time the Jays faced Wakefield in May at Fenway Park. I just hope the boys do their homework.