This has been a rather trying weekend for both the Jays and the Red Sox. These teams just beat up on each other. For the last game, I decided to visit my old friends at SoSH. And also the first since one of the guys that runs the site followed me on Twitter. I appreciated the early start because it meant this series was just that much closer to being over.
This was posted at 7:20 in the morning. A dedicated jerk face.
I can't say I feel sorry for Buchholz, but Red Sox fans are notorious for eating their young. They've always done it, but given how winning Boston sports teams have been in the 21st century and that they continue to shit on their players like this tells you about all you need to know.
In this case, they are eating their Young.
The double plays Buccholz was inducing were really making me miss the strikeouts. I mean, the strikeouts are little alarming but at least they are worth only one out and tend push the pitch count up.
Jose Bautista had three! That has to be against some sort of law.
Christian Vazquez is really good in a baseball sense. I hate him.
This was after the little run scored, which they nursed for 3/4 of the game. Just for the record, generally, they are not that much of a fan of Mr. Dream Job.
It probably didn't cost $5, which just makes it funnier.
You might want to copy and paste this one. It's going to come in handy later.
Having the blowhard rooster stylings of Dennis Eckersley as the permanent colour man is about exactly what this fanbase deserves. I feel like this a good place for this.
It's true. It was a beauty. Let's look again.
Happ shoved today. I must say, other than some wildness from Dickey (typical April stuff, really) the starters have brought it.
Must I call yours "Shitholz'? Cause the Jays were letting him off the hook, too.
Knowing how this game ends, it brings a smile to my face to think how this dude's afternoon was completely ruined.
That's nice. I still like David Price. I'm totally ok with the Red Sox winning once every five games.
Not a lot today.
Low 80s fastball? He's not Mark Buehrle.
This person not knowing about bat smelling when Ted Williams was the best hitter this team ever had is just sad. Bat smelling is a thing. Just Google "Ted Williams bat smelling" for endless stories. He asked everyone.
There is some hope for them after all.
After a beautiful play by Jackie Bradley Jr., this was posted.
Sure, but CF is stacked in the AL East. Jones, Bradley Jr., Pillar and Kiermaier. Shit, son.
Clay's done for the day.
Is he ever!
Then stuff got fun.
I could eat this with a spoon.
Or playing for crushing defeat.
Just the last couple of games? You'd think they'd be used to Farrell-Ball by now.
Or something like that.
I know bullpen meltdowns are terrible, but the drama of this amazing.
And we dig that about him!
Sun is shining. The weather is sweet.
Now they are just punch-drunk.
Hottest of takes.
Um, good one.... or something.
Well, it went on and got a little adventurous for Drew Storen and the Red Sox scored two runs. It was 4-3 and David Ortiz was coming up. Papi, on his last Patriot's Day, could hit the walk off!
Kind of was, but I don't care. The Jays had plenty of calls go against them this series. Call it justice. Here's video of the pitch.
I mean, look at Russell Martin's face.
Yay! Best! Day! Ever!
Looking at pitch again, it's probably a strike. It ended up in a completely different place than the catcher set up but it got there. Or mostly there. Maybe there.
Cap is tipped.
How do you feel, James Anthony Happ?
Final word from SoSH
Oh come on, this is fun!
Actually, no, it really isn't. The Jays don't need to see these jerks for a whole month and I'm thrilled.
Let us dance.