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

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Over the last 12 games, the Blue Jays are 6-6.

The pitchers have a 3.83 ERA. As a group they have been very good.


Blue Up

Marcus Stroman

Stroman made 2 starts, one was very good, 8 innings of 3 hit ball, with 9 strikeouts. The other one was good, until the 7th inning. Marcus gave up a couple of ground ball singles, alternating with a couple of ground ball outs. After a walk, to load the bases, Gibby pulled him for Brett Cecil. Brett (and Gavin Floyd after him) allowed the inherited runners to score (plus 2 more). So Stroman's line doesn't look great, 6.2, 6 hits, 4 earned, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts, but he just needed a reliever to get an out for him. In all batters hit .173/.232/.250 against him. In 14.2 innings he had 4 walks and 13 strikeouts.

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Aaron Sanchez

Aaron made 3 starts, 2 good, 1 bad. He gave up 10 hits and 6 earned in 4.1 innings in the bad start. The other 2 starts, he went 7 innings in each, with 3 runs allowed total. In total he was 1-1 with a 4.42 ERA. Batters hit .303/.354/.395 with 5 walks and 14 strikeouts.

Blue Up

Marco Estrada

Marco made 2 starts. The first he threw 118 pitches (while looking like his shoulder was bothering him), the next 88 pitches (looking healthy). In all he was 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA. Batters hit .116/.208/.256, with 5 walks and 8 strikeouts. He amazes me. Batters had a .118 BABIP. No one seemed to be able to square him up at all.

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J.A. Happ

Happ's had 2 starts, one 7 innings, one 6.2 innings, each allowing 3 earned for a 3.95 ERA. Batters hit .260/.339/.480 against him with 4 walks, 8 strikeouts and 3 home runs. Not great, not terrible.If our offense was as good as last year's, it would be plenty good enough on most nights.

Red Down

R.A. Dickey

Dickey made 2 starts, one was terrible, one was good. 6 earned in 6 innings in the bad one, 1 earned in 6 innings in the good one. In total 0-1, 5.11 ERA. Batters hit .292/.340/.542 with 4 walks, 6 strikeouts and 3 home runs. His last start was the good one, I'm going to hope it is the turn around to his season

Red Down

Brett Cecil

Brett made 6 appearances, totaling 1.2 innings. Gibby seems to be trying to keep his outings short. 3 of the 6 appearances, he didn't allow a base runner. But the other 3 were terrible. In 13 PA batters hit .583/.615/.667 with 1 walk and 1 strikeout. I always figured, if you put a really good defense behind me, I could hold batters to about a .500 BA. I don't know what's going on with him.

Blue Up

Roberto Osuna

Roberto pitched in 6 games. He had a win and a save. He allowed 2 runs (1 earned) in one of the appearances. In total, 5.2 innings, 1.59 ERA, batters hitting .238/.304/.286 with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Gibby seems like he's willing to call on Osuna in tie games and before the 9th inning (though he still doesn't seem like he wants him to pitch more than a complete inning).

Red Down

Drew Storen

Drew pitched in games. The last 2 were good appearances. And so was the first of the 5. The other two? He gave up 4 earned in 2/3's of an inning. Altogether he faced 17 batters and they hit .353/.353/.765 with 2 home runs, no walks and 5 strikeouts. He looked really good in yesterday's game, I'm hoping he's figured it out.

Blue Up

Jesse Chavez

Jesse's pitched in 6 games. He only gave up a run in 1 of the appearances. In total he pitched 6.1 innings with a 1.42 ERA. Batters hit just .150/.217/.400 against him, with 1 homer, 1 triple, 2 walks and 8 strikeouts. If he keeps pitching like this, Gibby will have enough confidence in him to pitch him in a game that hasn't already been decided.

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Gavin Floyd

Gavin pitched in 4 games, he had a blown save and a loss (despite only allowing 1 earned run). He allowed 2 of 6 inherited runners to score. In 5.1 innings. batters hit .211/.286/.526 with 1 home run, 3 doubles,  1 walk and 6 strikeouts. He allowed just 4 hits, but all 4 were for extra bases.

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Joe Biagini

Joe has only appeared in 2 games, 4 innings total. He allowed 1 earned. Batters hit .294/.333/353 against him. He got the extra inning win.

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Drew Hutchison

He got called up, to make the one start. He wasn't bad. 5.2 innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 earned (both solo homers), 3 walks and 5 strikeouts.

Red Down

Pat Venditte

Pat has pitched twice, totaling 1 full inning. He faced 6 batters, walking 2, 1 double, 1 strikeout, 1 sac fly. That's a .333/.400/.667 line and went back to Buffalo.

Blue Up

Chad Girodo

Chad was up, pitched in one game, 2 good innings. And was sent back down, and now he's back, waiting to get into a game again. In is appearance, he faced 8 batters, allowing just a single and a walk.