Yesterday’s game was the first time in, it seems like, weeks that I was relaxed all game long.
|TORONTO BLUE JAYS||TEXAS RANGERS|
|Devon Travis - 2B||Carlos Gomez - LF|
|Josh Donaldson - 3B||Ian Desmond - CF|
|Edwin Encarnacion - 1B||Carlos Beltran - DH|
|Jose Bautista - RF||Adrian Beltre - 3B|
|Russell Martin - C||Rougned Odor - 2B|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Jonathan Lucroy - C|
|Michael Saunders - DH||Ryan Rua - 1B|
|Kevin Pillar - CF||Elvis Andrus - SS|
|Ezequiel Carrera - LF||Nomar Mazara - RF|
|J.A. Happ - LHP||Yu Darvish - RHP|
J.A. Happ has made a number of day game starts this season (thanks to @bradyloach for pointing this out). He made 14 day starts and was 10-1 with a 3.07 ERA (just a little better than his 3.28 ERA at night. He got more strikeouts in day game, 8.3/9 compared to 6.9 at night.
Looked at Yu Darvish too, he only made 4 day game starts (but then he only had 17 starts on the season). He was 1-2 with a 2.82 ERA in those 4 starts. The Jays didn’t face Yu this year, but have had trouble against him in the past. He has a 3-2 record and a 2.45 ERA in 7 starts.
Few on the team have hit Darvish well:
Collectively the Jays have just 18 hits in 100 career at-bats vs. Darvish. Mike Saunders has four of them. pic.twitter.com/LtJyHXOsjf— Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) October 7, 2016
The Jays as a team have a good record in day games, 35-26 compared to 54-47 at night. Our batters hit a bit better during the day, .252/.334/.439 day, .245/.327/.417 night. And they score more during the day, 5.02 runs per game daytime, 4.49 at night.
The Rangers are 24-34 in day games, 71-44 at night. Their batters had a bit more trouble in the day, hitting .258/.322/.415 in 47 day games, .263/.321/.441 in 115 games at night.