Sox Gamers/Postmortems

Something New: Sox-Jays Gamer II

Daniel Bard gets his first start as a major-leaguer, facing the Jays. It’s Doug Drabek’s son Kyle on the mound (yes that makes me feel very old) for Toronto at Rogers Centre.. Lineups follow, comment away.

J. Ellsbury cf .118
D. Pedroia 2b .294
A. Gonzalez 1b .333
D. Ortiz dh .467
K. Youkilis 3b .000
R. Sweeney rf .467
C. Ross lf .167
J. Saltalamacchia c .100
N. Punto ss .500
D. Bard NA
Y. Escobar ss .136
K. Johnson 2b .353
J. Bautista rf .250
A. Lind 1b .188
E. Encarnacion dh .250
B. Lawrie 3b .222
E. Thames lf .154
J.P. Arencibia c .067
C. Rasmus cf .111
K. Drabek NA

7 replies on “Something New: Sox-Jays Gamer II”

So looking back quickly at the first few games it looks like, including tonight, the Sox have fallen behind in every single game. They haven’t score first once.
This seems like a bad habit to be getting into.

Sox opponents have scored first in every game.
Bard has been good and bad tonight. Very inconsistent, and some bad luck thrown in.
On the other hand, they have two good comebacks to their credit. Actually three. And have forced two blown saves. I’ll take that.

Bard’s velocity was good, and a lot of the Toronto hits were lucky shots on good pitches (several times he jammed a hitter, only to have them squirt a ball through the infield). He still made some bad pitches though.
Overall I’m happy with how he looked, despite the loss.

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