No Answer for Dice-K

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.

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.

3 thoughts on “No Answer for Dice-K

  • May 12, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    It's pretty amazing that Toronto has won as many games as it has when you look at the batting averages. Other than a couple of different guys every night, no one else is hitting it seems. Lewis, Wells and A Gon are the only ones that have been consistent at all.

  • May 12, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Lewis: .309
    Hill: .181
    Lind: .215
    Wells: .319
    Overbay: .167
    Bautista: .211
    Gonzalez: .267
    Buck: .270
    Snider: .222

    Mattt, it's never good when two of your starters are hitting below the Mendoza Line. I'll give Hill the benefit of the doubt and hopefully he can turn it around by month's end. Overbay should be benched in lieu of Ruiz, but we know that's not going to happen.

    In spite of those averages, it seems like on this road trip, the offense comes alive at the perfect time.

  • May 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    You've got that right. It's timely hitting or no hitting. I'll take 20-16 and a win today-on only 6 hits…

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