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Who's up, Who's down: Blue Jays pitchers

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Though it hasn't been a great couple of weeks for the Blue Jays, but the pitching seems to be coming around. Over the past two weeks the Blue Jays were 4-9 with a 4.58 ERA. There aren't a lot of up arrows but we seem to be slowly getting


Red Down

R.A. Dickey

R.A. had 2 starts, one was awful, one was very good. Against Houston he allowed 10 hits and 7 earned in 5 innings. The good one was a complete game where he allowed 5 hits, 4 earned with 7 strikeouts. 2 of the runs came in the 9th inning when we were up by 6 and 2 runs didn't matter.I'm hoping that last start is a sign of things to come, apparently there was a change made before the start, he was taking a shorter stride when he threw the ball. Batters hit .273/.293/.582 against him, with 4 home runs, 2 walks ans 10 strikeouts.

Blue Up

Mark Buehrle

Mark made 3 starts, and none of the 3 were bad. He threw 21.1 innings, allowed 15 hits, 3 home runs, 6 walks and 13 strikeouts and had a 3.80 ERA. Batters hit .200/.265/.400 against him. He went 1-2, unfortunately we only scored 2 runs in each of his losses. Can't expect much more from him.

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Marco Estrada

Made 2 starts, was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 12 innings. He went 5 innings in the first and 7 in the other. Batters hit .200/.308/.422 against him, with 2 home runs, 7 walks and 13 strikeouts. Pretty tough to complain about, other than we lost both games by a run.

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Drew Hutchison

Drew  made 2 starts, went 0-1 with a 4.26 ERA. Batters hit .229/.288/.375 with 1 home run, 3 walks and 14 strikeouts. With that sort of batting line it's hard to understand how he gave up 6 runs in his 12.2 innings. We lost his 2 starts by a total of 3 runs.

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Aaron Sanchez

Aaron made 3 starts, we went 1-2 with a 4.58 ERA in 19.2 innings. Batters hit .270/.353/.419 with 2 home runs, 9 walks and 10 strikeouts. His last 2 starts he went 14 innings and allowed 5 runs. He seems to improve each start.

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Brett Cecil

Pitched in 4 games, we did find any save opportunities for him.  In 4 innings he allowed 4 hits, 1 double, 1 home run, 0 walks, with 6 strikeouts. That's a .250/.250/.500 line

Blue Up

Roberto Osuna

Roberto pitched in 6 games, picked up a win and a hold. Batters hit .059/.105/.059, he gave up a single and a walk in 19 PA. He struck out 6. He's been amazing.

Red Down

Aaron Loup

Aaron pitched in 5 games. One went very very bad, blown save and loss. He gave up a run in another, the other 3 were good. Batters hit .421/.450/.684 with a homer, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.

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Steve Delabar

4 games, had a hold and a blown save. In 2.2 innings, he allowed just 1 hit, a double, 4 walks, with 4 strikeouts. Batters hit .125/.417/.250. Too many walks and we don't get enough leads, so the blown save stands out, but he's been good.

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Liam Hendriks

Liam's pitched in 6 games and had a blown save. He only gave up runs in only of the appearances. He had a 2.45 ERA, in 7.1 innings. Batters hit .125/.222/.417 with 2 home runs (both in the blown save game), 2 walks and 8 strikeouts. He's been very good, except in that game that we needed him to be very good.

Red Down

Ryan Tepera

Ryan's pitched in 4 games, 2 he allowed runs, the other 2 he pitched a perfect inning in each. In all 5.1 innings, 5.06 ERA, batters hit .238/.273/.571 with 2 home runs, 0 walks and 5 strikeouts.

Red Down

Todd Redmond

Came up, made a start, went back down. His start lasted 4 innings, the first 3 were great, the last one kind of sucked. The good news is we won the game.

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Scott Copeland

Scott is up with the least, as I'm typing this, but he hasn't pitched since that last call up.

Red Down

Jeff Francis

Pitched in one game, faced 2 batters, gave up hits to both....and was DFAed.

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