Over the past couple of weeks, the Jays are 5-7. The offense has averaged 5 runs a game over the 12 games. Averaged is a funny word for what they have been doing with the bats. In the 12 games they have scored 3, 9, 8, 3, 1, 12, 0, 3, 1, 3, 11 and 6 runs. So while they have averaged 5 runs a game, they've never scored 5 runs in a game, or 4, they scored 6 runs once, never seven. It's sort of like me learning archery...I miss high a bunch, and miss low some, but on average I'm right on the bullseye.
|Russell Martin||Russell started 10 of the 12 games, DHing twice. It feels, to me, that he is resting more than he actually is. He's hit .161/.325/.419, with 2 home runs, 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 1 steal, 5 walks and 9 strikeouts. And 3 times hit by pitch. I like that, even though he's slumping, he gets on base.|
|Edwin started all 12 games, 7 at first base, 5 at DH. He hit .227/.327/.545 with 2 doubles, 4 home runs, 10 RBI, 6 walks and 6 strikeouts. Batting average isn't great, but gotta like all the home runs.|
|Kevin started all 12 of the games in CF. You don't need me to tell you that he's been great. .400/.413/.556, 4 doubles, 1 home run, 3 RBI, 2 steal, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts. A well deserved Blue Jays player of the month. I'd like him to take walks more often, but if he hits .400, I'm ok with him not.|
|Chris played in 8 of the 12 games, starting 5 games in LF and 3 at first base. After watching him yesterday, I'm unsure which position I'd rather have him play. He hasn't been hitting, .233/.258/.400 with 2 doubles, 1 home run, 5 RBI, 1 walk and 10 strikeouts. Seems like everything isn't falling in for him anymore, his BABIP has dropped to .316 over the last couple of weeks. If he had some power and wasn't allergic to taking walks, I'd likely give him more of a pass for a slump, but his value is just about all batting average. I'd rather give his at bats to Smoak, if it were up to me, at least for a couple of weeks.|
|Dioner played in 9 games, starting 7. He started 4 games at catcher and 3 at DH. He hit .280/.379/.560 with 1 double, 2 home runs, 2 RBI, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. The 2 week period broke nicely into a great first week and a 0 for 9 second week. But you can't complain about the overall numbers.|
|Ezequiel played in 9 games, starting 6. He's been good, .286/.375/.429 with 1 home run, 4 RBI, 1 caught stealing, 3 walks and 5 strikeouts.|
|Ryan played in 8 games, starting 6. He hit .053/.053/.053, with 1 hit in 20 PA and 1 sac bunt. I'm glad Travis is back.
|Munenori played in 3 games, starting 1, 4 at bats, no hits and down to Buffalo.