The Blue Jays are 9-4 over the past couple of weeks. The bats have led the way. The Jays have hit .249/.309/.457 over the past two weeks, averaging 4.7 runs per game. Definitely an improvement over April.
|Russell Martin||Martin played in all 11 games,starting 10. He's found his batting eye. He hit .313/.467/.563 with 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 11 RBI, 1 steal, 1 caught, 9 walks and 10 strikeouts. I guess we shouldn't worry that he's suddenly become old. He's only thrown out 16% of base stealers this season. Maybe part of that is his neck troubles. I'm hoping that is over with.|
Edwin started all 12 of the games, getting a rare day off. He played 5 games at first base. His defense at first has looked pretty good to me.
As you know, he's been amazing, hitting .318/.446/.864 with 3 doubles, 7 home runs, 17 RBI, 2 stolen bases, 10 walks and 8 strikeouts. When he's walking more than striking out, you know he's seeing the ball better.
Kevin started all 13 games. He's hit .340/.375/.679,with 1 double, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 9 RBI, 1 caught stealing, 2 walks (doubling up on his usual 1 every 2 weeks pace) and 10 strikeouts.
I love it when he gets on one of these hot streaks. I just wish the cold stretches didn't last so long in between. I'm always surprised when he doesn't catch a ball in center field.
|Justin played in all 11 games, starting 8. He's going through a rough patch, hitting .167/.306/.433 with 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 4 RBI, 6 walks and 11 strikeouts. I like that, even when he's slumping, he gets on base.|
Jose started 9 of the 13 games, DHing in 2. He hit .235/.333/.412, with 3 doubles, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 5 walks and 10 strikeouts. And, now he has a toe strain. Jose, even when he's in a bit of a slump, isn't all that bad. I hope he's back quick.
|Ezequiel played in 11 games, starting 8. He's been the perfect 4th outfielder. I can't imagine that he'll keep up this level of play all season. Over the past two weeks he's hit .235/.350/.353 with 1 double, 1 home run, 2 RBI, 1 caught stealing, 5 walks and 7 strikeouts. The batting average is down a bit, but he's still getting on base. He has 3 steals in 5 tries. I think his time as a base stealer is over, but he's doing everything else great (he's even looked ok on defense to me) and he's getting on base 40%of the time.|
|Josh played in 6 games, starting 3.In 12 PA, he had 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. That's a .000/.083/.000 line, if you were wondering.