Over the past two weeks, the Blue Jays are 3-9. It really isn't fault of the pitchers, they have a ERA of 3.22 over the past 2 weeks. If we were hitting at all, life would be good. Too bad we aren't. I think that is the longest stretch of the season that we've kept ourselves to a 7-man bullpen.
|R.A. made 2 starts, and has taken losses in both. In 14 innings he has a 4.50 ERA, 4 walks, 15 strikeouts. Batters have hit .216/.268/.529 against him, with 4 home runs. The home runs have been an issue. Also, being left in the game too long has been an issue. All season long it has been an issue. Kind of a marginal down arrow. I don't know....If Gibby pulled him quicker, he'd have much better numbers. How much should we blame Gibby, how much should we blame Dickey? I wonder if a different manager would handle him differently, since most figure a knuckleball pitcher should go deep into games.|
|Mark made 2 starts, both losses. Both 'quality starts', but we aren't scoring. He has a 3.21 ERA, in 14 innings, 3 walks and 8 strikeouts. Batter hit .281/.317/.439 with 2 home runs. If we were hitting we'd be very happy with his starts.|
|Drew had 3 starts, one that was very good, two that were okish. 1-2, 3.86 ERA, 6 walks and 20 strikeouts in 18.2 innings. Batters hit .247/.313/.370 against him, with 1 home run.|
|Casey pitched in 4 games, has a win and a save. Gave up an earned run in 4 innings. In 17 plate appearances, batters hit .353/.353/.412 with no walks, no strikeouts. Needs the team to get him more save chances.|
|Dustin got into 4 games, he had the one very bad pitch. He was 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA. In 14 plate appearances, batters hit .250/.357/.500 against him, with 1 home run, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts in 3.1 innings. He does have Gibby's confidence, at least as a reliever.|
|Loup pitched in 6 games, a total of 4.2 innings. Batters hit .278/.381/.444, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts. No earned runs but he was hit pretty hard.|
|Todd pitched in 3 games, faced 16 batters, allowed 3 singles, no walks and had 4 strikeouts. He's been very good in a thankless role for the Jays. He's pitched in 19 losses and 3 wins. He's never going to gain Gibby's confidence, but he's been good.|