I wanted to do this, most for me, I've missed a bunch of baseball this month. Up til now, the Jays are 13-8 in the month of September. The batters have hit .267/.344/.447, pretty much how they have hit all season. They have averaged 5.4 runs per game.
|Russell Martin||Russell played in 16 of 21 of the games this month,starting 12 and coming in as a pinch hitter in 4. He's hit .224/.291/.531 with 4 home runs, 2 doubles, 5 walks, 19 strikeouts, 16 RBI. 16 RBI in 16 games played, he must be coming up with runners on a lot. He seems healthier than he's been since early in the season, maybe not having to catch R.A. is helping. On the season he's thrown out 44% of guys silly enough to try to steal on him. He's been better than he's been in a while. I'd like him to get on base more, but an .822 OPS isn't bad at all. He also had that really big home run against the Yankees.|
|Edwin started 19 of the 21 games, 17 at DH, 2 at 1B. He's hit much much better as a DH (.978 OPS) than a 1B (.818) this year. He's had a pretty good month, so far, .299/.422/.567 with 3 doubles, 5 home runs, 12 walks, 11 strikeouts, 14 RBI. Not quite the All-World numbers he had in August, but still very good.|
|Kevin played in all 21 games, starting 20. A day off here or there might not be a bad idea. He's hitting .247/.288/.384 with 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 RBI, 6 steals, 4 walks and 11 strikeouts. The past week has been much better at .333/.400/.556, so I'm hoping he carries that into the playoffs. The 23 steals, so far this year, is a bit of a surprise.|
|Chris played in 12 games, starting 8. He's still hitting great, .323/.432/.516 with 3 doubles, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 5 walks and 13 strikeouts. Who would have expected this sort of season from him.|
|Jose Bautista||Jose has started all 21 games, all in RF. He's been great. .288/.430/.575 with 6 doubles, 5 homers, 17 RBI, 2 steals, 19 walks and 18 strikeouts. Add in those two amazing throws from right, he is having a great month. I hope he's really enjoying how great the team is doing. He deserves this after having suffering through the last few years.|
|Dioner played in 6 games. He hit .400/.423/.720 with 2 doubles and 2 home runs, 3 RBI, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Great numbers in 25 at bats. Almost wish Gibby was playing him at DH on occasion again.|
|Ben Revere||Ben has played in all 21 games, starting them all. He hit .292/.319/.348 with 2 doubles, a home run, 9 RBI, 4 steals, 1 caught, 3 walks and 11 strikeouts. This is pretty much who he is, good batting average, but doesn't get on base much and no power. Made some nice catches in left. I am enjoying know that most catchable flies to left will actually be caught.|
|Josh played in 4 games, starting 3. 10 PA with 2 singles, 2 strikeouts.
|He's played in 12 games, starting 1. 11 PA, 2 hits, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. I'd imagine he'll be on the playoff roster over Pompey.
A few other guys got into a couple of games this month:
- Dalton Pompey had a moment in 6 games, coming in as a pinch runner 5 times, filling in in CF once. He scored 3 runs, stole 2 bases and had 2 PA, both outs.
- Munenori Kawasaki played in 5 games, starting 1 at second, pinch running 3 times. 4 PA, 1 single, 1 sac bunt, 1 strikeout.
- Matt Hague played in 6 games, pinch hitting 5 times and getting in a few innings at third to let Josh rest. 6 PA, 2 hits, 1 double, 2 walks, 1 k.
- Darwin Barney played in 6 games, starting 1, 4 PA, 1 single.