Game 119 - Red Sox
Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 1
Buchholz > Halladay.
And that, in a nutshell, describes last night's Sox win. Knock me over with a feather.
Clay Buchholz pitched 6 strong, poised, effective innings, allowing 1 run on 6 hits and escaping a handful of potentially game-changing jams. Roy Halladay failed to get into the 6th inning for the first time in 42 starts, gave up homers to David Ortiz and Jason Bay, and struggled against Alex Gonzalez. Casey Kotchman and Kevin Youkilis stole bases. Takashi Saito struck out the side in the 9th inning. They played some other country's national anthem before the game. Down was up, left was right, dogs and cats frolicked in the stands.
I suppose that's why they play the games. Hope Jon Lester caught the lesson.