“Doc” And Barajas, Beat The Sox!
What a pitchers duel the fans at the Rodgers Centre in Toronto Canada, saw this afternoon. It was built up as a marque game and the fans surely got their money’s worth, from this game. As Jon Lester and Roy “Doc” Halladay both were on the mound, in the series finale. Luckily for the home town crowd it was the Toronto Blue Jays beating the Boston Red Sox 3-1, behind a brilliantly pitched complete game from “Doc” Halladay.
The only offense Halladay and the Jays would need in the game, was provided by Rod Barajas. As Barajas drove in all three of the Jays runs, on a double and a sacrifice fly. Thanks to their two performances the Jays behind “Doc” and Barajas, beat the Sox 2 games to 1. As the Jays win their first series since the All-Star Game break, over the Sox. In what could have just possibly been his last start at home as a member of the Blue Jays, Halladay was simply marvelous.
As the trade rumors involving Halladay, have been running crazy for well over two weeks now. Reports have him going to any number of potential teams, such as Boston, Philadelphia or New York (Yankees), and possibly even to the Chicago Cubs! But then again for the time being they’re only rumors, and we all know for the Jays to trade him two things would have to happen. One, the deal would have to be a very sweet one for the Jays.
Meaning a minimum of 3-4 players in return for him, with at least 2 top prospects being involved in a deal with any club. And second, it means that the Jays would have officially given up on the 2009 baseball season. Since trading Halladay pretty much kills any “hope” or “chance” the Jays have at catching either the Sox or the Yankees in the AL East division! Sorry Jays fans that also includes any hopes and “dreams” involving the AL Wild Card, that you might have been entertaining in your heads.
So what’s next for the Red Sox? Only a quick little trip out to Texas, to meet the Texas Rangers for three games beginning Monday. Then it’s back home to Fenway Park, as the club opens up a three game series with the Baltimore Orioles next weekend.