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Who's Up, Who's Down On the Blue Jays In the Last Two Weeks: Pitchers

A look at how our pitchers have been doing the past couple of weeks.


Over the past couple of weeks the Jays are 5-5, with some days off sprinkled in. Who figured 5-5 would be a good couple of weeks for the Jays?



R.A. Dickey

R.A. had 2 starters, one that was very very good, one that was very very bad. He went 8.1 innings against the Giants, allowing just 2 hits, 2 walks and no earned runs. The start against the White Sox he gave up 10 hits, and 7 earned in 5 innings. We could blame the fog but II'm not sure how that would come into play with a knuckleball. He has been a disappointmentto say the least.


Mark Buehrle

Two really good starts for Mark. Well, one really good and one pretty good. He went 6 inning aboug the Padres allowing just 3 runs on 10 hits. He was lucky it was only 3 runs. Against the Rangers he went 7 allowing just 4 hits and 1 run, He only had 5 strikeouts in the 13 innings, that's just something we'll have to get used to. He needs his fielders to be great to win. He gets the up arrow, in part, because he was just so much better than he has been earlier this year.


Juan Perez

He pitched 3 times in the past 10 games,. batters have hit .222/.263/.222 against him with 4 strikeouts in 5.2 innings.


Neil Wagner

Got called up and has pitched in 6 of the 10 games in the last two weeks. He's been very good. Batters hit .200/.273/.350 against him. In 6 innings, he's allowed just 1 earned, a home run. He's has a win and a loss.


Josh Johnson

He's back, he's made two starts, the first was very good, 7 innings, 6 hits, 1 earned, 0 walks, 6 strikeouts. The other wasn't as good, 5 innings, 3 earned, 4 walks, 4 k. In all, a 3.00 ERA is almost a miracle on this team, so he gets an up arrow.



Casey pitched in 5 games of the last 10. He allowed batters a .250/.316/.250 line, He did have his first blown save of the season, in a game the Jays won. Also had 2 saves and a win. Allowed 2 walks (with 5 strikeouts) in his 4.2 innings, not very Casey like. Doesn't get the up arrow, just because he's been so good that this isn't a great couple of weeks for him.


Steve Delabar

Pitched in 5 games, 6 innings, He gave up 3 unearned runs in the last one, when Edwin and Emilio both committed errors. 8 strikeout, 5 hits, 3 walks. He's looking pretty good. Batters hit .200/.286/.200 against him.


Aaron Loup

in 5 games, he pitched 6 innings. Batters hit .238/.304/.286 against him. No walks, but 2 hit batters. 6 strikeouts. He picked up a win and a save.


Brett Cecil

In 5 games, 6.2 innings, Brett faced 21 batters and got 20 of them out, allowing just 1 walk. He struck out 7. He's been amazing.


Esmil Rogers

Esmil made two starts, I would have given you great odds if you would have wanted to bet me that Rogers would be a starting pitcher by this time in the season, I'd have given you really good odds. In the two starts he went 6 innings, allowed 3 hits, 2 walks, 1 earned, 6 strikeouts and we won both games. I think that earns an up arrow.


Darren Oliver

He's back, pitched just once, 1 inning, 1 walk. He gets an up arrow for returning to the lineup.


Ramon Ortiz

Went down, came up, started, got hurt, is on the DL.


Brad Lincoln

Lincoln pitched twice, 2 innings, after Ortiz was hurt in Can Diego and 4 innings in that long game against Texss. In the 6 innings, he allowed just 2 hits, 2 walks, no runs with 4 strikeouts. His reward, a bus ticket back to Buffalo.


Chad Jenkins

Pitched in 1 game, 5 innings, 3 hits, 2 earned, 0 walks and 2 k and got sent to the minors. It doesn't seem fair. .

There are a number of others that have pitched in the last two weeks (I need to make a bigger table):

Dustin McGowan is back and pitched twice, faced 9 batters, allowed just 1 hit, walked 2, hit 2, 1 earned run. Unfortunately the 1 hit was a home run.

Chien-Ming Wang started 1 game. Went 7.1 innings, allowed 10 hits, 5 earned, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and a hit batter. 14 base runners in 7.1 innings? And yet we were pretty happy.

Todd Redmond pitched 3.2 innings in his 1 appearance. 2 hits, 1 earned, 2 walks, 1 k. And is back in Buffalo.

Thad Weber pitched a clean inning and was sent away.

On the DL are J.A. Happ, who we don't see for a while, Brandon Morrow, who is off to rehab and Sergio Santos. Also Kyle Drabek, Drew Hutchison and Luis Perez have been throwing,