Despite Boston’s outstanding game of hits, it wasn’t enough to beat the last place Blue Jays, as they lost 2-1 to Toronto. Mark Buehrle gave up ten hits and two walks to the Red Sox in five of his seven innings tonight, but managed to escape with only one run given up.
Boston’s Jake Peavy had a much better night, even though he wasn’t able to get the win. He almost had a perfect six innings, pitching two hits and no walks. But after the sixth inning, his night started to go downhill from there. He gave up a few singles, and before he knew it, the Blue Jays had taken the lead and they never looked back. He finished the night with five hits and two runs given up, along with no walks.
According to a recap on ESPN,
The Sox entered Thursday leading the majors with 471 runs scored with runners in scoring position, and were tied with the Tigers for the league lead in runs scored (539) with men on base.
These major league bests didn’t really help them tonight, as they fell to the last place Blue Jays (56-65), who are now just fifteen games behind the Boston Red Sox (72-51) for the AL East lead.
As we approach the end of August, the Blue Jays’ post season chances remain near impossible, but anything can happen. All it takes is a good winning streak, and the whole dynamics of the playoff scenarios can change.