Why was the Blue Jays game Cancelled today?
— The game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday was postponed because of thunderstorms. ... Right-hander Tanner Houck (0-2, 3.38) was scheduled to start for the Red Sox on Wednesday against Blue Jays left-hander Robbie Ray (8-4, 2.93). The Washington PostRed Sox-Blue Jays game postponed, will be made up in Toronto
The Boston Red Sox enter play Wednesday with a one-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East. The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees are tied for third place, seven games back.
If Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom looks to make upgrades before the July 30 trade deadline, former New York Mets general manager Steve Phillips told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM Boston could make a run at Anthony Rizzo, the three-time All-Star first baseman for the Chicago Cubs.
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Rizzo is hitting .247 this season with 11 home runs.
The four-time Gold Glove Award winner will be a free agent following the 2021 season. According to Spotrac, he’s making $16.5 million this year.
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20 July, 2021 - 06:49pm
While the Red Sox red-hot offense looked to keep the balls soaring, a rainy forecast in Buffalo had other plans.
Red Sox-Blue Jays postponed in Buffalo.
The game is expected to be made up at Fenway when the Blue Jays come to town for what was initially anticipated to be a three-game series spanning from August 6-8.
Red Sox pitcher Garrett Richards is slated to take the hill in tomorrow night’s game for the series finale, pushing back each subsequent starting pitcher by at least a day. With the batting order replicating that of last night’s, fans are surely more than eager to see if this experiment will continue to be an effective practice moving forward.
20 July, 2021 - 04:07pm
The Sox look to keep up where they left off last night against Toronto, in Buffalo.
That’s right, folks: It’s Richards vs. Hatch. The matchup people will talk about for decades. LOL/JK of course, as Hatch is the surprise starter after rookie phenom Alek Manoah hurt himself slipping on the dugout steps. These things happen! Anyhow, Hatch will be making his MLB debut, good for him, while Richards will look to keep his increasingly tenuous hold on a rotation spot with Tanner Houck in the building and Chris Sale starting in Portland tonight. At least one guy has to go, and right now it looks like Richards is the likely odd guy out. But that’s tomorrow. Tonight, he can still go do the thing. It’s all any of can do, really. The thing. Let’s do the thing.
The funky new-look lineup is back and largely the same, with Duran batting second and Alex Verdugo batting sixth. The Blue Jays have nine players in their batting order, tying an MLB record. We love to see records tied or broken, don’t we folks? Anyhow, here are the full lineups: