The offense still isn't hitting on all cylinders. We've averaged 4 runs per game over the past 12 games. As a group, the batters hit .235/.318/.426.
There are a surprising number of up arrows. Unfortunately all the others are down.
|Russell Martin||Martin played in 9 of the 12 games, starting 7. He's hitting a little better than he was to start the season. .240/.269/.280 with 1 double, 2 RBI, 1 walk and 11 strikeouts in 26 PA. I'm hoping last night's game winner helps get him going. He's thrown out 2 of 10 base stealers.|
|Edwin started all 12 games, 3 at first base, the rest as DH. .He's been going through a slump too. .163/.265/.349 with 2 doubles, 2 homers, 7 RBI, 6 walks and 7 strikeouts. Maybe yesterday's homer is a sign that's he's coming around.|
|Kevin started 11 of the 12 games. He's one of the very few that are hitting. .385/.429/.590 with 5 doubles, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 1 steal, 1 caught, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. He is certainly a streak hitter isn't he. We haven't seen as many spectacular plays as we did last year. Or maybe my standards are higher this year. Saving us that run the other day was pretty impressive though.|
|Justin played in 10 of the games, starting 8. He's been very good, finally getting consistent at bats. .300/.382/.500 with 2 home runs (both in the same game), 6 RBI, 4 walks and 8 strikeouts. If he can keep up numbers pretty close to this, we'll be very happy.|
|Jose Bautista||Jose started all 12 games, 1 at DH. He's been going through his own slump. His timing seems just a little bit off. He hit .146/.275/.341 with 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 8 RBI, 1 caught stealing, 8 walks and 12 strikeouts. The nice part is that even when he's slumping, he gets his share of walks,but I'd like it if he would get on a hot stretch and carry the team for a couple of weeks.|
|Got called up, played in 3 games, without getting a hit and was sent back down. 0 for 7 with a 1 walk and 3 strikeouts will get you sent back down.|
|Ezequiel Carrera||Ezequiel played in 10 games, starting 5. He's played all 3 outfield spots, pinch hit and pinch ran, over the two weeks. He hit .417/.462/.625 with 2 doubles, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 1 steal, 1 caught (I really think it is time he stopped trying to steal) 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Those two very good games counted for 6 of his 10 hits, over the two weeks.|
|Josh played in 6 games, starting 5. He hit .188/.278/.188 with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. He has thrown out 4 of 10 base stealers.
|He is taking the first steps towards coming back to play.He's been batting in extend spring games. I was hoping we'd see him by the end of the month, but I think that might be hoping too much.|