Buehrle battered, Blue Jays starting to come unravelled

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after hitting a home run in the third...

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after hitting a home run in the third inning Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:25 PM ET

A few more threads unravelled Friday in the thin fabric that has been binding the Blue Jays together.

Nobody ever figured Mark Buehrle was going to go 30-0. Heck, nobody ever believed he would go 4-0.

But his magical month of April dissolved in a four-run second inning that turned into an 8-1 Boston Red Sox victory at Rogers Centre in the opener of a three-game weekend series.

This start aside, Buehrle is still among the least of Toronto’s worries.

After a promising start, the Jays have now lost three in a row, and four of five, for the first time this season and they’ve done it on extreme merit. The bullpen that has been this team’s best feature has gone through an abysmal week, blowing three solid leads. You can’t hang this one on that group.


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