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Jair of Hearts

And who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are?

Christina Perri, “Jar of Hearts”

Nothing like feeling slighted to relight the competitive fire. Jair Jurrjens roared back from his return trip to the minor leagues with a 7⅔ inning, three-hit gem. Only the young pair of Will Middlebrooks and Daniel Nava managed to score off the resurgent starter with their doubles in the eighth.

Boston’s five-game winning streak was snapped with a man who should have been a sports legend but may end up a laughingstock.

Roger Clemens, feeling emboldened by his recent acquittal in his perjury trial celebrated with a trip to the Monster seats. He was surrounded not by his family but by security.

Surprisingly he didn’t first visit Rogers Centre, where he revitalized himself in his twilight years, Yankee Stadium, where he won two World Series, nor Minute Maid Park, where he had a reunion stint with Andy Pettitte. I can imagine that Clemens is planning is to tour his former teams’ stadia and end his trek in Cooperstown. The voters of the Baseball Writers Association of America may have other thoughts on the matter.

Game 70: June 22, 2012
WinAtlanta Braves
W: Jair Jurrjens (1-2)
H: Chad Durbin (8)
S: Craig Kimbrel (21)
2B: Jason Heyward – 2 (14), Andrelton Simmons (3), Martin Prado (19)
Boston Red Sox
L: Jon Lester (4-5)
2B: Will Middlebrooks (9), Daniel Nava (14)

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