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The Beatdown in Beantown


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There’s a interesting thing about history – sometimes it doesn’t have a tendency to repeat itself.

In their 16 run romp over the Red Sox, the Blue Jays scored 16 runs at Fenway Park – just two less runs than their cumulative total during their entire six-game West Coast swing against the Angels and Athletics.

For an even crazier fact …  in their 11 previous games against the Red Sox, the Blue Jays have scored 32 runs in total. They managed to match half that total in just one evening.





The Blue Jays could theoretically be shut out the rest of this series, but none of that will matter because there’s nothing better than beating the home team by 14 runs.

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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 ALDS to his son for the next 20 years.

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7 Comments

  1. sadp

    August 21, 2010 - 3:57 pm

    Nice to see the Jays wipe the smirk off Lester's face. Seeing him hang his head depressed in the dugout after he was pulled was pure gold.
    "Lester's All You Can Eat" indeed.

  2. Ian H.

    August 21, 2010 - 5:04 pm

    Sadp, it was a nice change of pace. Lester has owned the Blue Jays these past few seasons. I guess last night was payback for all those lack of runs in the past.

  3. Section 36

    August 21, 2010 - 5:09 pm

    Well, I guess I'm glad someone liked the game last night.

    I didn't know Lester had a smirk?

  4. Ian H.

    August 21, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    Section 36, who knew? Lester wasn't himself last night – I guess all pitchers have a game like that from time to time. Romero and Marcum have been lit up for 8 runs at least once this year.

  5. sadp

    August 21, 2010 - 7:32 pm

    I meant "smirk" metaphorically, because any pitcher who has been that good against the Jays should be smirking. Well, until last night anyways.

  6. Steve G.

    August 22, 2010 - 1:02 am

    Speaking as a Red Sox fan, they're a tough team to watch at this point. Pedroia and Ellsbury have missed significant portions, Youkilis just went down, and Beckett has missed two months and been ineffective as well. And yet, despite all that, we're still only about six games back, and we'd probably lead any other division in baseball. Sigh.

    It doesn't help that Dice-K is doing his best to kill any remaining excitement in the season right now. And that Lyle Overbay is only interested in playing his way out of town now, against the Sox.

  7. Ian H.

    August 22, 2010 - 2:30 am

    Steve, at least you have solace that injuries have taken their toll on the Red Sox starters and it's not like they're under-performing.

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