Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Boston 4, Toronto 2

It's always nice to get 0-162 off the table...

  • Nice, encouraging performance from Doubront.
  • Nice, encouraging performance from Aceves. Though I was not worried - he's a good pitcher, he's always been a good pitcher, and there's no reason whatsoever to think he won't be as good a pitcher in the 9th inning as he has been in the 6th and 7th.
  • They have not yet been great, or even particularly good, offensively, but they've now come from behind to tie or take a lead in three of their four games, including twice in the 9th inning.
  • Outstanding performance from Scott Atchison - if the Blue Jays get another run or two in that 6-7-8 stretch, it's a different game in the 9th. In his three innings of work, he only gave up one hit and no walks, while striking out three. Excellent, and important, performance.
So tonight, in an event many of us have been waiting for, Daniel Bard makes the first start of his Major League career. I suspect that they'd be pretty happy to get what they got from Doubront last night - five innings and two runs.




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