By Shi Davidi, Sportsnet.ca, July 19, 2017
BOSTON – Aaron Sanchez last pitched at Fenway Park on the last day of the 2016 regular season, the Toronto Blue Jays secured a wild card berth, popped bottles and got lit. The right-hander dominated in seven innings of two-hit, one-run ball, and the cramped and decrepit visitors’ clubhouse housed a wild party, where streams of champagne flew in all directions. Memorably, Matt Dermody romped around in his underwear. It was a happy time.
This is not a happy time, for either Sanchez or the Blue Jays, who continued to find misery rather than revival against the Boston Red Sox, falling 5-1 Wednesday night. Looking to build off a strong outing last weekend in Detroit amid a blister-marred season, the 2016 American League ERA champion uncharacteristically sprayed the ball, leading to a pivotal four-run second that was partly on the defence, another blister started forming, and his night came to an abrupt end.