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Who's Up, Who's Down On the Blue Jays In the Last Two Weeks, July 25 to August 8: Batters

A quick look at how our batters have been doing over the past couple of weeks.

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Over the past 14 days, the Jays have gone 8-6. There has been some good baseball, and some terrible baseball. Today is their first day off since the All-Star break.



J.P. Arencibia

26 at bats, 1 hit, a single, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 1 hit by pitch, 1 run scored, 8 strikeouts. Yeah he's been bad. If he has been trying to play through an injury, if was a bad idea. I'd like him to retire the throwing from the knees thing. I'd like him to stop claiming errors are ok if they are 'aggressive'. I don't want to judge him on 2 weeks, but he's going to have to hit on one great hot streak to save this season.


Edwin Encarnacion

Man, I love Edwin. He hit .392/.492/.705 over the last 14 games. 4 home runs, 14 RBI, 11 walks, 5 strikeouts.


Maicer Izturis

Maiicer isn't hitting at all. He played in 13 of the 14 games, hit .146/..234/.170. He had 5 RBI, 5 walks, 3 strikeouts.


Jose Reyes

He hit .310/.385/.500, 3 home runs, 2 doubles, 3 home runs, 10 runs, 8 RBI, 7 walks, 10 strikeouts. The only black mark is the 3 caught stealing and only 1 steal. He's obviously not 100%, but he's been pretty darn good offensively. His range isn't what I'd like, but if he hits like this, I'll live with it.


Brett Lawrie

I'm glad he's back playing third, I'm even happier that he is hitting, finally. He's always going to be a mess of timing issues with that swing of his. Anyway, he hit .347/.418/.632, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 6 RBI, 1 steal, 1 caught, 6 walks, 6 strikeouts. After last year, I'm glad to see him driving the ball too. We do forget how young he is, but I think we have a career of ups and downs to look forward too. I think there will be times we love him and times we hate him.


Melky Cabrera On the DL, again, but not suspended. He was hitting pretty well. In 7 games, he hit .333/.360/.416, 2 doubles, 4 runs, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 2 k.


Colby Rasmus

Colby played in all 14 games.He hit .333/.355/.491, with 6 doubles, 1 home run, 8 RBI, 2 walks, 14 strikeouts. On defense, he covers a lot of ground, I've said before, though I have no way of proving it, but I'd bet hit's near the top of the league for balls he gets a glove on but doesn't catch. Our player of the month for July.


Jose Bautista

Jose hasn't been getting the home runs we expect, but he's still hitting. .300/.393/.460, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 8 RBI, 12 runs scored, 9 walks, 6 strikeouts. I'd love to see his usual power but I think the line is worth an up arrow. Is it my imagination, or has his range in the outfield improved a bunch this year?


Adam Lind

He played in all 14 games, started 12. He's had a rough couple of weeks. .196/..288/.413, with 1 double, 3 home runs, 4 RBI, 8 runs, 6 walks, 10 strikeouts. It looks like he'll start more against lefties with the injury to Melky. I'd like Gibby to pinch hit for him more against lefties.


Rajai Davis

He'll play more with Melky out. Played in 8 of the 14 games, hit .217/.250/.217, 3 runs, 1 RBI, 7 steals, 1 walk, 2 k.


Emilio Bonifacio

He played in 7 games and he's finally started hitting. . .286/.318/.524, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 4 runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts. No stolen bases and was caught once.


Mark DeRosa

He played in 7 games, hit .214/.278/.500, 1 double, 1 home run, 3 RBI, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts.


Josh Thole

I wish he would hit better. I do think he's had some bad luck, had some hard hit balls that found gloves, but .083/.185/.125 isn't good. 1 double, 2 RBI, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts.