Over the past 12 games, the offence has averaged 3.4 runs a game. Not exactly what we've been hoping to see. As a group we've been hitting .230/.297/.377.
|Russell Martin||Martin started 9 of the 12 games. It really isn't going well. He hit .156/.222/.156 with 2 RBI, 3 walks and 9 strikeouts. At least his defense has been good. I don't know, I keep thinking that, sooner or later, he's got to start hitting, but I'd like to see some sign.|
|Edwin started all 12 games, 3 at first base, the rest as DH. .He hit .224/.309/.510 with 4 home runs, 8 RBI, 5 walks and 17 strikeouts. He's coming around finally. He really crushed that home run yesterday. Warm weather seems to be his thing.|
|Kevin started 11 of the 12 games, and came as a defensive replacement in the other. Speaking of being in a slump, he hit .143/.157/.204 with 3 doubles, 3 RBI, 2 steal, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. He does have the take a walk every 2 weeks think down pat.|
|Justin played in all 12 games, starting 9. He's been pretty great. .343/.410/.543 1 home run, 3 RBI, 4 walks and 10 strikeouts. Too many strikeouts, but if he continues to get on base over 40% of the time, we'll forgive.|
|Jose Bautista||Jose started all 12 games, all in right. I wish they would DH him more. He's not really slumping, but he isn't hitting home runs the way we've grown to expect. He hit .238/.407/.405 with just 1 home run, 6 RBI, 11 walks and 6 strikeouts. I'm happy with anyone that gets on base 40% of the time, but I wouldn't mind the odd home run. I have a hard time not giving an up arrow with that OBP. Wouldn't you have loved to be in the room when the players were talking about him leading off? I wonder who thought of it first, and I wonder what was his first reaction to the idea.|
|We've had a few guys in the '25th man' spot. Andy Burns had a shot at it, but only got 5 PA. Paredes has played in 3 games. In 10 PA , he has a .333/.400/.778 line with 1 double and 1 home run. 1 RBI, 1 walk and one big error at second base. I really don't want to see him play second again. He mostly gets the up arrow for moving from Baltimore to Toronto, that's a huge up step up.|
Ezequiel played in 10 games, starting 2. He's been a pinch runner, pinch hitter, and defensive replacement in right and left field.
But he only had 6 PA, hitting .333/.333/.500 with 1 double,3 runs, 1 RBI, 2 strikeouts.
|Josh played in 4 games, starting 3. 12 PA. Hit .111/.273/.111 with 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 sac bunt.
Getting closer. He went 3 for 4 with a double last night. Leading off for the Bisons again tonight. I understand wanting to take it slow and be careful with Travis, but if he continues to hit, I'd be all for calling him up sometime next week.