Blue Jays-Red Sox: Toronto Loses 5-1 In Another Ugly Game Against Boston

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst IMay 22, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 10:  Marco Suctaro #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays waits in the field against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on May 10, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Three games, three losses and I am pretty sure that I just heard thousands of people break there ankles in a rush to jump off the bandwagon.

This was definitely not a pretty series for the Toronto Blue Jays as they lost all three games by scores of 2-1, 8-3, and 5-1. Both the pitching and hitting were inconsistent for the first time all year and Toronto finally has there first three game losing streak of the season.

Probably the worst thing about this is the large amount of people who will now announce the Jays as the flukes they supposedly are. I"m sorry to burst their bubble, but its just three games.

The Jays were in a large hole right from the get-go tonight as starting pitcher Robert Ray had trouble finding the plate early on and gave up a three-run home run to Canadian outfielder Jason Bay.

The Red Sox would get single runs in both the third and fifth innings as well, ending Rays night with that last one.

It was not a good start for Ray, as he managed to pitch just four-and-one-third innings, giving up five runs (four earned), on six hits, one walk, while striking out just four batters.

Meanwhile, Red Sox starter Jon Lester had one of his best starts of the season, giving up just one run on a Aaron Hill single. He lasted six-and-one-third innings, giving up eight hits, walking two, and striking out just four batters.

Both bullpens were perfect the rest of the way. The Jays bullpen was the only positive of the series for them, as they managed to hold the Red Sox without a run in all three games.

All I can say is that hopefully Roy Halladay can get us the win tomorrow in Atlanta so we can put this awful series behind us.

Up Next: Roy Halladay (8-1) looks to win his MLB leading ninth game against Kenshin Kawakami (2-5) and the Atlanta Braves.