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

David Price sharing popcorn.
David Price sharing popcorn.
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We looked at how the batters have been doing in September last week, so let's look at the pitchers. Like I said, last time, I'm really doing this for me, I was kind of disconnected from the games when I was in Europe. It was kind of fun waking up in the morning seeing that the Jays had won while I slept.

The Jays have gone 16-8, so far this month. The pitchers have a 3.89 ERA. Starters have a 3.58 ERA, relievers 4.54. The reliever are having their worst month of the season, though things seem to have straightened out of late.


Blue Up

R.A. Dickey

R.A. has made 5 starts this month, 4 good ones, 1 bad. He was 2-1 with a 2.78 ERA. Batters hit .197/.222/.331 with 3 home runs, 4 walks and 17 strikeouts in 35.2 innings. He seems to get better as the season goes on each year. Earlier in the year I didn't think there was a chance the Jays would pick up his option, but there is a value to someone that pitches 200 innings a year.

Red Down

Mark Buehrle

Mark had 4 starts, 1 good one, one ok, one bad and one worst. In all 0-1 with a 5.75 ERA. Batters hit .346/.375/.469, with 1 home run, 4 walks and 8 strikeouts. Batters had a .365 BABIP against him. I guess, sometimes you'll go through stretches when the balls won't find gloves. The Jays have a decision to make about if he makes the playoff roster. He's 8.2 innings short of 200, I think Gibby win give him every chance to get there,

Blue Up

Marco Estrada

5 starts, 4 good, 1 bad. He is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA this month. Batters are hitting .198/.268/.387 against him, with 6 home runs, 11 walks, 15 strikeouts. He's been one of the nicer stories coming out of the season. He's the reverse end of the BABIP scale from Buehrle, with a .176.

Blue Up

Marcus Stroman

He's been amazing. 3 starts, 3 wins..1.89 ERA. Batter have hit .221/.274/.279 with 1 home run, 4 walks and 10 strikeouts in 19.0 inning. I thought he'd be good, but I thought he'd need a couple of starts to get used to it.

Blue Up

David Price

5 starts, 4 very good, one bad, but the went 5-0. He has a 2.32 ERA this month. Batters are hitting .205/.264/.277 with 1 home run, 10 walks and 37 strikeouts in 31 innings. It has been awhile since the Jays have had a Cy Young winner. It will be nice to have 2 major award winners after this season.

Blue Up

Brett Cecil

Brett pitched in 12 games, had 1 win, 1 loss, 1 hold, 1 blown save. It is amazing he could have a loss and a blown save in a month he hasn't allowed an earned run. He hasn't allowed an earned run since June 21. In 10 innings, he's allowed 5 hits, 1 walk with 19 strikeouts. Batters hit .135/.158/.162. He's been so good since becoming a reliever.

Red Down

Roberto Osuna

Roberto pitched in 10 games. He had 3 saves, 1 blown save, 1 loss. In 10.1 inning, he has a 5.23 ERA, with 9 hits, 4 home runs, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Batters hit .225/.262/.625 against him. He went through a bad stretch, but seems to have come out of it.

Arrow around

Aaron Loup

Aaron, coming back as a September call up, has pitched in 9 games, and has 1 hold. Gibby has been using him as a LOOGY. He doesn't have an earned run this month. Batters have hit .267/.353/.333 with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts in 14 at bats.

Red Down

Aaron Sanchez

Aaron pitched in 10 games. He's had a win, a loss and a hold. He's had a rough month, 5.63 ERA in 8 innings. Batters have hit .344/.432/.375 with 5 walks and 4 strikeouts. His last 2 appearances have been much better, no hits or walks. I'm hoping he's come out of his little slump.

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Liam Hendriks

Liam pitched in 11 games, and has been good. He has a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings. Batters are hitting .275/.268/.475 with 5 doubles, 1 home run, 0 walks and 13 strikeouts. He has pretty hard, but then runs are scoring against him. He has pretty huge splits this year, LHB have a .740 OPS against him, RHP have a .477.

Red Down

LaTroy Hawkins

LaTroy has only pitched in 4 games, nursing some late season aches and pains. 2 of the appearances were bad, 2 were good. Thankfully it is the last 2 that were good, so I'm hopeful about the playoffs. In 3.2 innings, he has a 7.36 ERA. Batters are hitting .313/.353/.563 with 1 home run, 1 walk and 1 strikeout.

Red Down

Drew Hutchison

Sigh. Drew made 2 starts, and 1 relief appearance. None of them went well. In total, 0-2, with a 12.96 ERA. Batters hit .400/.455/.900 against him, with 5 home runs, 3 walks and 5 strikeouts.  in 40 at bats. He had such a good August (2.45 ERA), I don't know why it all went to shreds this month

Blue Up

Mark Lowe

Mark's pitched in 11 games. He is 1-1, 1 save, a hold, and a blown save with a 2,79. In 9.2 inning, batters hit .182/.200/.424 with 2 home runs, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts.

Blue Up

Ryan Tepera
Ryan has pitched in 8 games this month.He's had 1 save.In 6.2 inning he has a 4.05 ERA. Batters are hitting .160/.250/.280.against him this month, with 1 home run, 2 walks and 5 strike outs.

Also getting work this month:

Bo Schultz: 3 games, 1.2 innings, 27.00 ERA.  Batters hit .545/.583/.1.000 in 11 at bats, with 1 home run, 1 walk and 2 strikeout.

Steve Delabar: 3 game, 1.1 innings, 27.00 ERA. In 10 at bats, batters hit .600/.667/.800, with 2 walks and 1 strikeout.

Jeff Francis: 4 games, 6.1 innings 7.11 ERA. In 26 at bats, batters hit .308/.333/.538 with 2 home runs, 1 walk and 2 strike outs.

Chad Jenkins is somewhere in the back of the pen, but hasn't pitched.