July 25, 2021

Jays lose homerfest to Red Sox 7-4 in Buffalo swansong (Bluebird Banter)


Red Sox 7 at Blue Jays 4 (Red Sox 5 HR at Blue Jays 3 HR)

As it so often has over the last year of Major League Baseball at the friendly Sahlen Field, the ball was flying out Wednesday night. Unfortunately, that redounded more to the benefit of the visiting Red Sox who swept the truncated two game set on the back of five long balls.

The first three of those bombs came off Robbie Ray, who overall was not that bad but not nearly as sharp as he had been in his previous two starts. He kept the Red Sox off the board for the first two innings with a walk the only blemish, but the bottom of the order started getting to him in the third as Bobby Dalbec led off by torching a double down the LF line, before the lineup turned over and Kike Hernandez took him yard with an absolute missile just over the left field fence for a 2-0 Boston lead.

He got out of the inning, only to have Rafael Devers greet him in the fourth by taking him yard with a long blast slightly to right centre field. Again, Ray limited the damage with a can of corn and a pair of strikeouts, and got Dalbec to pop out opening up the 5th, but then ran into another 400+ HR. This time it was Michael Chavis torching him for…

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