Blue Jays' comeback comes up short in Boston

Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia (L) tags out Boston Red Sox David Ortiz at home plate in...

Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia (L) tags out Boston Red Sox David Ortiz at home plate in the third inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts June 28, 2013. (REUTERS)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:52 PM ET

BOSTON - BOSTON — In the hours leading up to what had become a pivotal game for the Blue Jays, John Gibbons was counting on only one thing.

“With our starter getting knocked out early (Thursday) we don’t want to have to go to (the bullpen) early tonight,” the Blue Jays manager said. “That’s what sets you back.”

Over to you, Josh Johnson. Do you have what it takes to thrive in the American League East? It’s not a place for the faint of heart and at some point this season, this highly touted off-season pickup needs to identify himself as a stud or a dud.

 


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