The bullpen combines to throw a gem against the Red Sox

With nearly the entire starting rotation on the Injured List, the Blue Jays badly needed a big game from the bullpen against the Red Sox on Wednesday. And that’s exactly what they got.

Things worth mentioning…
In the series opener on Tuesday, the Blue Jays felt the wrath of Boston’s still-good offence. As bad as the Sox have been this year, they can still hit the ball, and we, unfortunately, got to see that first hand in a 9-7 loss. The bullpen, as we know, has been incredibly taxed this year. Multiple starters are injured and the Jays have had a hard time getting their arms to go deep into games. With a bullpen game scheduled for Friday and no off-day in sight, the Jays needed someone to step up.
Julian Merryweather got the start as the opener and tossed two excellent innings. Merryweather mixed mostly a fastball (which touched as high as 98.9 mph) and a changeup to great success. He allowed just one hit over his two innings of work while picking up three strikeouts. It looks like you can add Merryweather to the list of young arms who are becoming reliable multi-inning options …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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