Thursday, April 26, 2018

Game # 24: Boston Red Socks (18-5) @ Toronto Blue Jays (14-9)

Thursday 26 April 2018
7:07PM EDT / Rogers Centre  / Toronto, Ontario
Chris Sale (LHP 1-1 1.86 41K 0.97 ) v. Marco Estrada (RHP 2-1 5.32 18K 1.36)

PRE-AMBLE: The Jays and Socks are playing the "rubber match" tonight after splitting the first 2 games of the series. The socks will send Chris Sale to the mound who so far has a 1.86 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 41K this season. The Jays counter with Marco Estrada who has allowed 6 HR in his 4 starts. On paper this looks like it will be a tough one for the Jays. The Blue Jays bullpen has blown a late lead in each of the first 2 games of this series. Lets hope they can settle down and get some shut down innings tonight.

OF NOTE: Maile is back in the lineup tonight. He has been the Jays best all around player this season. I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing but i am leaning towards bad. I am sure we are all a bit deflated after the Toronto sports night last night but tonight we can sit back and relax with one stream as no Leafs, Raptors, TFC or Fisher Cats games on tonight.

Key Match-up!
Grichuk vs. Sale

Grichuk is 3 for 4 with a HR in his limited AB against Sale thus far in his career. If there is anyone in this league that needs a big hit right now its Randal, and if there is any team in the league that needs a big hit right now it is whoever is facing Chris Sale.

Boston Red Socks
CF Betts 
LF Benintendi
DH Ramirez
RF Martinez
1B Moreland
2B Nunez
3B Devers
C   Vasquez
SS Holt

Toronto Blue Jays
RF Pearce
LF Hernandez 
1B Smoak 
3B Solarte
CF Pillar

SS Gurriel Jr
RF Grichuk
C   Maile

2B Travis. 

This is your GAME THREAD: "at least it was a nice day out today " Edition.