Just imagine if Ryan Dempster had ever played for the Montreal Expos or Toronto Blue Jays. Based on his performances pitching in Canada, the Gibsons, B.C. native would have been a shoe-in for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Canadian right-hander protected his unblemished record in his native land with an impressive seven innings of four-hit baseball in a 4-2 Red Sox win at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday. The 36-year-old veteran is now 6-0 in 11 career starts against the Jays and Expos in his native country.
"We don't come back here again this year, right?" the 36-year-old veteran playfully asked when that was pointed out to him after the game. "In that case, I'll enjoy that record."
He'll no doubt also be enjoying the fact that he came up with a solid outing at a crucial time for him. Despite a n0-decision that came after the Boston bullpen failed to hold the lead, Dempster had the Blue Jays off balance all night.
His timing couldn't have been better.
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