Game 86: Red Sox at Blue Jays

The Sox have three more games on this road trip. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (49-36)
Scutaro SS
McDonald LF
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 1B
Beltre 3B
Drew RF
Cameron CF
Hall 2B
Cash C

Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (10-3, 2.76)

BLUE JAYS (43-43)
Lewis LF
Gonzalez SS
Bautista RF
Wells CF
Buck C
Hill 2B
Overbay 1B
Encarnacion 3B
Molina DH

Pitching: LHP Ricky Romero (6-5, 3.39)

Game time: 7:07 p.m.


State of the Sox: The Sox are 0-3 on their road trip and have lost four straight overall and five of their last seven.

Roadhouse blues: The Sox have dropped eight of their last 11 games away from Fenway Park.


Blue Jay way: The Sox are 5-1 against Toronto this season.

Romero report: One of the better young lefthanders in the game, Romero was 1-3, 7.66 in three starts against the Red Sox season. They have good numbers against him as a result:

Drew 5 of 10
Youkilis 4 of 9, 2 HR
Ortiz 6 of 12, 1 HR
Beltre 1 of 2
Hall 2 of 3

Bullpen bites: Jonathan Papelbon’s line since he left Colorado: 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K. … Daniel Bard’s last nine appearances: 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Other stuff: Beltre is in a 3-for-22 slump. … Sox are 13-15 in one-run games. … Kevin Cash is 2 for 14 since joining the Sox. … The Sox are 6-8 in their last 14 games. … Daniel Nava has reached base safely in 19 of the 21 games he has played.

On the iPod right now: C’mon Marianne by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. I saw Jersey Boys on Broadway (which is terrific, by the way) and downloaded a bunch of Frankie Valli the next day.

Back with more later on.

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