Teena and I enjoy going to ballgames, especially the home opener. I started keeping track of the games I attend and looking back over the past 5 years, Teena and I have seen four wins against one 11th inning loss. Great record for the home opener! We hoped to improve on that tonight.
The game was well-pitched on both sides, that is until the ninth. The Jays scored 2 runs in the bottom of the third and Henderson Alverez pitched 6 great innings only making 1 mistake, a home run pitch to Dustin Pedroia in the 6th.
Going into the ninth, the Jays still clung to a one run lead and their new stopper, Sergio Santos, came to the mound and total disaster ensued. He gave up a lead off double to Pedroia, then came 2 walks, two wild pitches and when the dust settled the Red Sox had put 3 runs on the board.
Boos rained down on Santos when he was pulled. He has made 2 appearances and has blown 2 saves. Not good. Not good at all.
Hopefully the Jays can recover and take the next 2 games against the Sox. I do believe they have a strong team.
There were some great plays and although the game started late and went a little long, it was an enjoyable night ... except for that one bad inning. I'm looking forward to seeing more Jays games this summer.
Before the game