Attrition: Sox-Jays Gamer VI

The Red Sox swept the Jays in the recent series at Fenway, outscoring Toronto 15-5. Boston sends Jon Lester to the bump this afternoon at the hands of said same blue birds at the Rogers Centre. Recently reactivated rookie Ricky Romero (say that fast…) tries to bounce back from his last outing, a dismal return to action against the O’s after healing a strained oblique. Lineups follow, comment away.

D. Pedroia 2b .328
J.D. Drew rf .248
K. Youkilis 1b .362
J. Bay lf .282
M. Lowell 3b .306
D. Ortiz dh .185
J. Varitek c .243
J. Ellsbury cf .299
N. Green ss .300
J. Lester 6.07
M. Scutaro ss .301
A. Hill 2b .338
A. Rios rf .276
V. Wells cf .270
A. Lind dh .289
S. Rolen 3b .302
K. Millar 1b .279
R. Barajas c .293
J. Bautista lf .275
R. Romero 3.08
23 comments… add one
  • I get back from the pool to see Ellsbury single on an 0-2 count. Great success. And then Green walks.
    Woah woah, lineup? That’s a crazy lineup there. I liked Ellsbury leading off.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 1:39 pm
  • Green picked off doing some dumb shit at first base. Wtf dude.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 1:45 pm
  • Lester looking like a typical strikeout pitcher: 4 K’s, 2 BB’s. His stuff is electric today.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 1:50 pm
  • Great play by Green to get the lead runner there. Tons of ranger to his right.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 2:09 pm
  • PAPI!

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 2:16 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia picks a great time to hit his 2nd homer. 4-1 Sox.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 2:24 pm
  • Not much action here today. I guess, like me, other Soxfans are trying not to think about the club at this point.

    Paul SF May 31, 2009, 2:25 pm
  • Lester still looking very good, though the dreaded 5th inning is coming up next.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 2:34 pm
  • Okay, well here’s the 5th. At least we have a 4-run buffer to work with.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 2:53 pm
  • Fifth inning, who shows up, Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?!

    SF May 31, 2009, 2:55 pm
  • Two quick strikeouts, then Hill walks on a pitch that was a strike. He’s been getting some close calls though so it’s okay.
    His command is such that he shouldn’t have any trouble here. He’s ahead 0-2 to Rios now.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 2:58 pm
  • Lester strikes out the side, 10 K’s through 5. Last 6 outs have all been strikeouts. Fan-fucking-tastic.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 2:59 pm
  • And he’s back out for the 6th. Excellent.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 3:07 pm
  • Lester looking absolutely great. Pitch count will drive him out an inning earlier than one would like, but…sooooo good.

    Devine May 31, 2009, 3:14 pm
  • Lester with two more strikeouts to end the 6th. I’m assuming he’s done; 115 pitches, 12 K’s, and a WHIP of 1.000. And eight of his last 9 outs were strikeouts. Beautiful.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 3:15 pm
  • Lowell with a 10-pitch at-bat before doubling. His range isn’t as good defensively, but he’s still a great hitter.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 3:23 pm
  • Varitek IBB’d to get to Ellsbury.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 3:27 pm
  • Fun fact that DO just said: all three hits Lester gave up were infield hits.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 3:31 pm
  • Youkilis and Bay battling for the MVP, with back-to-backs.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 3:47 pm
  • The sacrifice run is looking hilarious in the face of the two homers immediately following.

    Devine May 31, 2009, 3:50 pm
  • OMG, I just realized what the lineup is. I heart these lineup choices so much. Sorry, Ath.

    Devine May 31, 2009, 4:07 pm
  • Okay. 3-4 on the road trip. Not good, but not abysmal.
    Good funk-breaking effort for Lester, the offense, and RamRam (coming off last night’s outing easily his worst).

    Devine May 31, 2009, 4:17 pm
  • What’s the apology for, Dev?
    I’ll take a 3-4 roadtrip.

    Atheose May 31, 2009, 5:40 pm

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