The Jays are 8-3 over the last two weeks. Our hitters have a .272/.333/.450 line, with 14 home runs and 73 runs. That's and average of 6.6 runs a game. Not too bad.
|Russell Martin||Russell started 7 of 11 games. He's not hitting at all, which I guess you all know. He has a .111/.200/.111 line with 2 RBI, 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. His defense doesn't seem to be effected by his slump. I thought he was running better in his last start, but getting a few days off wouldn't be a bad thing.|
|Edwin started 8 of the 11 games, playing DH 9 times and first base twice. He missed 3 games with a sore hand He's been terrific, hitting .433/.444/.867 with 4 doubles, 3 home runs, 10 RBI, 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. He has a 19 game hitting streak going. A month ago Edwin was hitting .232/.327/.456, now he is at .265/.356/.505. Pretty nice. He'll always be one of my favorites.|
|Kevin played in all 11 games, starting 10. He's been hitting a little better of late, maybe the days off have helped. Over the two weeks he's hitting .275/.310/.325 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 0 walks and 2 strikeouts. I'd like him to take the odd walk. It seems like he's been spacing out the highlight reel plays a little more than at the start of the year, but I still like his defense.|
|Chris has played in 8, starting 5. He's hitting great, .455/.478/.818 with 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. I like him a lot better when he's not playing in the outfield.|
|Jose Bautista||Jose has played all 11 games in right field. Again, I'd like them to DH him occasionally. He hit .267/.313/.578 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 7 RBI, 3 walks and 11 strikeouts. His walk rate is down, I'm not sure why. He seems to be chasing a little more. Still he's been very good.|
|He played in 4 games, starting 3. He hit .231/.286/.231 with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. I think he'll get more playing time over the next couple of weeks. I hope he makes the most of it. He's showing a much better arm, throwing out 47% of base runners. I'll admit, I'm a bit surprised he is still with the team.|
|Ben Revere||Ben has played in all 11 game, starting 1 in CF. His bat has come around, .350/.422/.400, with 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 5 walks and 9 strikeouts.He hasn't stolen a base for us yet, which surprises me, almost as much as the 5 walks. He doesn't take the most graceful routes to fly balls, but he seems to get there. A huge improvement over what we've had in left.|
|Josh got called up, made the one start, went 0 for 3. I'm glad they are getting him to catch Dickey. He should get an up arrow for getting the call up.
|He's played in 2 games, starting 1, since the call up. 5 at bats, 2 singles, 2 RBI, 3 strikeouts. .400/.400/.400. I like having a real fourth outfielder. I'd like if we could give Bautista a break from the field now and then. He could also be handy to use as a pinch runner. Let's give him an up arrow.