AL EAST W L GB L10 STK E#
Boston Red Sox 12 7 - 7-3 L2
Baltimore Orioles 11 9 1.5 7-3 L2 142
Toronto Blue Jays 10 10 2.5 4-6 W2 141
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 9 11 3.5 5-5 W2 140
New York Yankees 8 11 4.0 4-6 L5 140
Blue Jays 10, Red Sox 3. The Blue Jays are a lot like the Devil Rays these days and we are not just talking about their aversion to the first part of their nickname and a distancing from their team colors. With all their injuries, especially to BJ Ryan, the Jays only hope is to outscore their opponents, and they have the offense to do it. Roy Halladay struck out 10 in 8 innings and the Jays knocked around 15 hits. Mike Lowell homered for Boston, his third in 3 games.

A’s 4, O’s 2. All four runs by the A’s were scored after the Orioles played hot potato with the baseball. Aubrey Huff hit a triple. Who was playing in the outfield? Stevie Wonder?

NOTES FROM AROUND THE AL EAST...

  • Better them than us. The NEW YORK YANKEES ARE IN LAST PLACE.
  • Apparently the Rays aren’t the only team with bullpen issues. The Yankees bullpen is in disarray. We have to agree if Joe Torre is already using the Great Mariano in the 8th inning, bringing Andy Pettite out of the bullpen and his main setup man is Kyle Farnsworth, who has the weakest 98 mph fastball in baseball. Oh yeah, and your submarining lefty gives up grand slams to left-handed hitters.
  • Derek Jeter was removed from last night’s loss to the Rays with a bruised thigh after being hit by a pitch. He is not expected to miss much time.
  • Alex Rodriguez says he wants to stay in New York after this season. We would expect him to say nothing else.
  • BJ Ryan is not coming back anytime soon. The Jays moved him to the 60-day DL. Sounds an awful lot like his season is in jeopardy.
  • The Orioles lost reliever Scott Williamson to the DL.
  • Yet another injury for the Blue Jays. This time it is Greg Zaun headed to the DL. At this rate, Jesse Barfield, Lloyd Moseby and Garth Iorg will be suiting up for the Jays.

 
 

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