Our offense had a good month in July, our best slash line, for a month, by far, .283/.331/.501. Even a great batting average. We had a few fewer home runs than May (54 in May, 43 in July) and a few less runs scored (5.66 per game in May, 5.28 in July)., but it was a pretty good month for offense.
John Buck: .328/.338/.478, with 1 home run, 7 RBI. Batting average was way up, compared to the rest of the season but power was way down, homers by month 4, 4, 5, 1. He also only took 1 walk in the month.
Lyle Overbay: .301/.369/.527, 5 HR, 12 RBI. Put it all together this month, in May he showed power, but no batting average. June he got on base but no power. This month everything.
Aaron Hill: .250/.292/.393, 3 HR, 9 RBI. The first month of the year that he has hit over .200 and he brought his season average over .200 finally. Hopefully it is the first step towards hitting the way he should.
Yunel Escobar: .286/.316/.396, 2 HR, 9 RBI. Of course the whole month wasn't with the Jays. The Blue Jay part of the month he hit .323/.344/.500. I love watching him play, that smile after he makes a good play is great. For what its worth, Alex Gonzalez is hitting .259/.333/.426, 1 HR, with the Braves. The power is down some, but he has taken 3 walks.
Edwin Encarnacion: .295/.311/.409, 1 HR, 7 RBI. Best month for average on the season, but the home run power has changed to double power, he had 7 for the month. Only 2 walks, when he had been taking a good number of walks before, maybe he's seeing the ball better so swinging more.
Fred Lewis: .250/.357/.476, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 6 steals. Stole more bases in July than he had the rest of the season up until then, without being caught.
Vernon Wells: .236/.289/.348, 1 HR, 8 RBI. He's been hitting better over the past 16 games, .311 but the power has disappeared. Hope things improve in August.
Jose Bautista: .347/.418/.765, 11 HR, 29 RBI. The best month of a really good season. Nothing to complain about at all.
Adam Lind: .275/.327/.505, 5 HR, 11 RBI. Much better. Let's hope it continues.
Jose Molina: .257/.297/.629, 4 HR, 5 RBI. He hadn't he a home run until this month, but then he hit .357 and .353 the last two months. Hitting like he has, with his defense, i wouldn't mind seeing him play more.
John McDonald: .217/.250/.391, 1 HR, 3 RBI.
DeWayne Wise: .333/.351/.722, 3 HR, 11 RBI. Limited at bats. Tough since we have a bunch of good outfielders, but it isn't a bad idea to give him a few more chances.
We'll look at the pitchers later.