Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays, who have now lost three straight after winning the first two games of the road trip, will send Mark Buehrle to mound against a familiar face in Clay Buchholz. Last week, Buchholz, was of course, the subject of some controversy, when he was accused of using a substance on his arm while on the mound against the Jays.

The Jays made some big moves to their lineup today, moving Bautista to the two-hole, Encarnacion to the three, while Melky Cabrera will lead-off.

The news on Brandon Morrow started good this morning, as the right-hander made his way to Boston from Florida after staying back due to a neck and back issue, but he is still experiencing discomfort, and is now expected to start Wednesday against the Giants.

 

 

Scuttlebutt:

The Jays placed outfielder Rajai Davis on the 15-day DL today and recalled pitcher Chad Jenkins from New Hampshire. Davis tweets that he expects a position player to be recalled tomorrow.

Davis also reminds us of today’s bench for the Jays. Blanco, Izturis, DeRosa.

TV: Sportsnet

And now, the lineups, by way of the live box score at theScore.com. And for those of you who’ll be out and about, be sure to follow all the action on your phone with Score Mobile

Toronto Blue Jays

LF Melky Cabrera (S)
RF Jose Bautista (R)
DH Edwin Encarnacion (R)
C J.P. Arencibia (R)
1B Adam Lind (L)
3B Brett Lawrie (R)
CF Colby Rasmus (L)
2B Emilio Bonifacio (S)
SS Munenori Kawasaki (L)

Mark Buehrle LHP

Boston Red Sox

CF Jacoby Ellsbury (L)
RF Shane Victorino (S)
2B Dustin Pedroia (R)
DH David Ortiz (L)
1B Mike Napoli (R)
LF Jonny Gomes (R)
3B Will Middlebrooks (R)
SS Stephen Drew (L)
C David Ross (R)

Clay Buchholz RHP

Comments (249)

  1. Casey Janssen. Since last May his ERA is 1.75. Very quietly he’s become a premium closer. Something we haven’t had since Duane Ward. Another reason to be optimistic.

    • It still surprises me that people were saying we should trade him. He’s been one of the few bright spots so far this season. Heres hoping he picks up a lot more saves this season.

      • It will even better if Santos returns in June. Jays need more bullpen help. The Jays are reluctant to use Casey every game. Could Casey close b2B games? Gibby said he was worried about his shoulder.

  2. Chad Jenkins MLB 11IP numbers are incredible: 12SO 1W 0.91 WHIP…. Let’s see how the line looks after today….

    I still think they should use Cecil for a couple spot starts….

  3. so is jenkins the savior of the season or what ?

    • Solid job when we needed him most. Saviour might be stretching it, but he’s definitely made a big contribution.

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