The Sox have three more games on this road trip. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (49-36)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (10-3, 2.76)
BLUE JAYS (43-43)
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.