Just in case the Jays had any delusions about turning things around after a horrific road trip, the Red Sox manhandled the team like they were in a different league. Victor Zambrano erased any chance of a victory by the third inning after he had given up the eighth run. The offence didn't have much luck against Josh Beckett who, apart from Alex Rios' leadoff homer, was locked in en route to his seventh victory of the young season.
Question: Why, if the Jays planned to use Zambrano as a starter after Towers inevitably flamed out, did they not send him to Syracuse to start the season? There he could have gotten some work as a starter. Instead, the guy pitched in dribs and drabs totalling 5 innings before he got the call to take Tower's spot in the rotation. Do you suppose that's why he's only managed 5 innings total in his last two starts? Perhaps someone should ask Gibby what his strategy was in this case.