The bats that were so so cold in June, came to life in July. The Jays hit .281/.340/.430 in July after a .248/.315/.392 line in June. We scored 4.6 runs per game, much better than the 3.9 in June but not quite the 5.5 per game we were putting up in May. We went 15-11 in the month.
Dioner Navarro had his best month of the season in July, he hit .300/.330/.467 with 3 home runs, 6 doubles, 12 RBI, 3 walks and 7 strikeouts in 23 games, 23 starts. I can't even complain that it is an empty .300 average average anymore. I complain about him hitting in the clean up spot but he's hitting .319/.385/.553 in 14 games batting 4th in the lineup. I'm relatively sure it is a sample size thing, but then I do feel that there are some guys that just like batting in some spots in the order. If batting 4th makes Dioner feel like a clean up hitter and if thinking he is one makes him bat like one....I'm not going to complain.
Edwin Encarnacion played in 5 games before going on the DL. He hit .267/.421/.533 with 1 home run, 5 RBI, 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. He can't get back soon enough for my liking.
Munenori Kawasaki has a very good month, he hit .307/.338/.347 with 3 doubles, 6 RBI, 4 walks and 18 strikeouts. Pretty good for a guy that might be losing his job. He played 8 games at third base, and looked better doing it than I thought he would.
Jose Reyes had a great month with the bat, hitting .324/.361/.414 with 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 10 RBI, 3 steals, 7 walks and 13 strikeouts. I do think that as Reyes goes, the team goes. His defense.....well you know.
Juan Francisco: He had a good month too, hitting .258/.319/.532 with 4 home runs, 1 triple, 3 doubles, 12 RBI, 5 walks and 25 strikeouts. He is going to make it tough to decide who goes down when Lawrie is back.
Melky Cabrera: Another one that had a great month. .356/.417/.538 with 3 home runs, 1 triple, 8 doubles, 17 RBI, 11 walks, 8 strikeouts. Even had a stolen base. He started all 26 games
Colby Rasmus: So someone that didn't have a good month. .197/.288/.380 with 3 homers, 1 triple, 2 doubles. 7 RBI. 3 steals, 9 walks and 26 strikeouts. Started 19 of the 26 games. I get the feeling he's playing himself of the teams plans for next year.
Jose Bautista: It wasn't a great month for him. He is .263/.360/.505 with 6 home runs, 5 doubles, 14 RBI, 2 steals, 14 walks and 17 strikeouts. The first month of the season that he didn't have a OBP above .400.
Adam Lind: Got into 7 games, starting 4, before going on the DL. He hit .222/.222/.333 with 2 doubles. 1 RBI, 0 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Anthony Gose: Hit .245/.339/.265 in 17 games, 16 starts. Had 1 double, 4 RBI, 6 steals, 1 caught, 4 walks and 8 strikeouts. One extra base hit on the month. I thought he had a better month than that.
Steven Tolleson: He hit .282/.326/.385 with 1 double, 1 home run, 6 RBI, 1 steal, 1 caught, 1 walk and 22 strikeouts. For the season he's hitting .342/.398/.557 against lefties and .083/.170/.125 against RHP.
Ryan Goins: He's hit .324/.324/.432, with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 8 RBI, 0 walks and 8 strikeouts. I'd feel a lot better if he would take a base on balls now and then.
Dan Johnson: Played in 13 games, starting 10. He hit .235/.313/.444, with 2 doubles, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 8 strikeouts. He's been a decent fill in, but i'll be happier when Edwin and Adam are back.
Josh Thole: He started 7 games and hit great. .400/.487/.450 with 1 double, 1 RBI, 3 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Erik Kratz: He played in 4 games, starting 3, before being traded. He had 1 hit, a double. .077/.077/.154.
Darin Mastroianni: He played in 11 games, starting 4, before being sent out again. .125/.125/.125, 3 singles, 0 walks and 4 strikeouts. Boy, it couldn't have gone much worse.
Nolan Reimold: Played in 6 games, starting 5. He hit .353/.421/.583, he had 3 doubles, 2 homers and 1 single. 5 RBI, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Danny Valencia: Played 3 games for us in July. 2 for 6 with a double, 2 strikeouts.
Cole Gillespie: Played in 2 games, 4 at bats, 0 hits.
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