Things have been going so much better over the last couple of weeks. Over the last 11 games the Jays are 8-3 (including the sweep of the Yankees, life is good).
And our batters have started to hit, with a .257/.324/.440, scoring 4.7 runs per game (not quite the 5.5 we averaged last year, but better that we were doing earlier in the season).
|Russell Martin||Martin played in all 11 games,starting 9. And he's been hitting better, .243/.282/.514 with 3 home runs, 6 RBI, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. Yeah, I'd like his on base to be, you know, above .300, but he's doing so much better than earlier. He said that his neck problems made it impossible to turn his head enough to properly see the pitcher. Maybe going on the DL might not have been a bad idea.|
Edwin started all 11 games, 10 at DH, 1 at first base. He hit .250/.340/.400 with 1 home run, 10 RBI, 4 walks and 8 strikeouts. Not the Edwin we'd like to see, but he is driving in some runs.
The Jays beat writers voted Edwin the Jays Player of the Month for May. I don't really understand why.He hit just .232/.326/.491 in May. Kind of ok numbers, but, you'd think a little short of 'Player of the Month' numbers. Maybe this will be the month he goes on a tear.
|Kevin started all 11 of the games. He hit .233/.250/.326 with 4 doubles, 2 RBI, 2 steal, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. At least he still catches everything hit anywhere near him. I kind of wonder where the line is....how bad he can hit and still be valuable because of his glove. I think he's still on the useful side. He's walking about half as much as last year, 2.3% of the time, compared to 4.5% last year. I expected him to learn to control the strike zone better as he got more experience in the majors.|
|Justin played in all 11 games, starting 10. He's been in a bit of a slump, hitting .225/.262/.400 with 1 double, 2 home runs, 4 RBI, 2 walks and 14 strikeouts. He's still striking out way too often, 1/3 of his PA ended in strikeouts. He seems to be one that gets his share of hot and cold streaks.|
Jose started 10 of the 11 games, sitting one out for the crime of taking a punch. He hit .238/.304/.476 with 1 double and 3 home runs. 6 RBI, 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. Not great numbers, not awful either.
I still like him in the lead off spot, even though he hasn't had that hot streak I keep waiting to see. In 12 games batting leadoff, he's hit .255/.321/.510.
|So as quick as he came, he's gone. He hit .267/.353/.533 in 7 games with the Blue Jays, with 1 double, 1 home run, 2 RBI, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. So it was a pretty good couple of weeks. He should get a down arrow since he went from the Jays to the Phillies, which is a step down in the world. But it was pretty ok in his time with us.|
|Josh started 2 games,was 0 for 4 in 6 PA, with 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 1 sac bunt.