The league-leading Toronto Blue Jays today completed a sweep of the
underperforming Boston Red Sox. In the four game series, the Jays
amassed 39 runs on 42 hits off of the weak Sox pitching. None of the
Sox starters lasted past the fourth inning. The series was marked by
poor defensive play; Mo Vaughn booted three balls in one inning, while
Mike Greenwell and Ellis Burks repeatedly misplayed long fly balls for
doubles. The Sox offense was equally anemic, scoring only one run in
the series on a total of eight hits!
The Blue Jays continued their domination of the league with three long
home runs from their newest addition, Dave Winfield, who has now
jacked six on the season. "He's well worth the money!", cited Cito.
Their pitching staff amassed 40 strikeouts, and the defense extended
its errorless streak to 82 innings. After watching the ***bath,
opposing manager Butch Hobson looked dazed. Asked about the Sox hope
for this season, he is quoted as saying "Hopes? What hopes? These
Blue Jays are one of the best teams ever, and will win 120 games. How
can we compete?"
None of this actually happened, whatever the snotty Blue Jays fans
predicted. The Sox bats are still sleeping, but the pitching is
managing to carry the team. When warm weather comes, expect the bats
to wake up. It should be a good race. Now if only some team *other*
than the Red Sox can beat the Jays...