The Red Sox’ 13-12 win over the Blue Jays on Monday night might have been forgettable for Josh Beckett, who allowed eight runs in three innings, but ex-Jay Marco Scutaro will remember it for a long time.
Scutaro went 3-for-5 with a walk and scored four runs in his first trip to Toronto as a Red Sox.
Blue Jays manger Cito Gaston was impressed with his former player.
“He’s one of the guys I really, really like and certainly respect,” Gaston told MLB.com. “As I told him, it was nice to manage him. Of course, I didn’t have to manage him too much. He’s such a good player — a knowledgeable player — that you don’t have to say much or do much with him. They got themselves a good player over there.”
In 20 games, Scutaro is hitting .279 with two home runs, seven RBIs and a .360 on-base percentage.
“You always wish you could keep a guy like him,” Gaston said.