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

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We were 6-6, and our pitchers had a 4.07 ERA in that time.


Blue Up

Marcus Stroman

Stroman made 2 starts, one of them was very good, 6.2 innings, allowing just 1 earned run, with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts. The other wasn't quite as good, 5 innings, 4 earned with 7 hits and 4 walks. He was hurt by some poor defense.And a just barely home run. It actually hit the top of the wall right in front of me (and thankfully bounced over me). It left a mark just 4 inches past the yellow line.

In all he was 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA. Batters hit .255/.327/.340 with 1 home run, 5 walks and 10 strikeouts in 11.2 innings. Really, pretty decent. I'm giving him an up arrow.

Blue Up

Aaron Sanchez

Aaron made 2 starts.He did a good job in both, but the one against the Rockies was pretty amazing. 8 innings 1 earned, tonnes of ground balls. In total, 1-0, 1.93 ERA, batters hit .259/.298/.333 with 3 walks, 7 strikeouts in 14 innings.

All the way through the start in Denver, the Jay fan sitting beside me was complaining about what a terrible starter Aaron was and how he'd be back in the pen soon (if that idiot manager has any brains). Even making that terrific start, he was telling me how Aaron was going to screw up anytime now.

I'm hoping the team keeps him in the rotation, as much as they should be careful with him. Gibby doesn't have a quick hook with Sanchez. I think it would be better if he did.

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Marco Estrada

Marco made 3 starts, allowed 3 runs in each. Battled through his last start, when the team really needed him. He was 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA. Batters hit .194/.254/.452 with 4 home runs, 5 walks and 23 strikeouts. Other than the 4 home runs, he's been pretty terrific.

I'd put him on the DL now, but I can understand the Jays wanting to know what is going on with him.

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J.A. Happ

Happ's had 3 starts. One was amazing.One was ok. One was bad. The Jays won all 3 games, scoring 36 runs for him. Happ had a 4.24 ERA, 3-0, batters hit .286/.333/.414 against him, with 5 walks and 22 strikeouts in 17 innings. I'm hoping this last start is a sign of things to come.

Red Down

R.A. Dickey

Dickey had 2 starts. One that was pretty bad, and we won. One that was pretty good, and we lost. In total, 5.11 ERA, 1-1, batters hit .280/.308/.700 with 6 home runs, 2 walks and 11 strikeouts in 12.1 innings. The home runs was the worst of it. 4 of them came in that game that every fly ball the White Sox hit seemed to carry out of the park.

He's at 102.2 innings right now, so getting to 200 innings, for the 6th straight time, is possible but will be pretty tight.

Blue Up

Brett Cecil

He's back. He pitched in 2 games, facing just 4 batters, but he got all 4 out, with 1 strikeout.  I'm glad he is back.

Blue Up

Roberto Osuna

Roberto pitched in 7 of the 12 games. It isn't easy when you are the only person in the bullpen the manager trusts. He had 3 saves. He had a really tough time in the last game in Colorado, but then he had pitched at about 1:30 in the morning the night before (getting four outs) and then pitched in the day game, just something like 13 hours later.

In all he had a 3.68 ERA, batters hit .250/.300/.464  with 1 home run, 1 walk and 9 strikeouts in 7.1 innings. He  hasn't been the lights out Osuna that we have grown used to, but he's pitching lots and doing the job.

Red Down

Drew Storen

Drew pitched in 6 games, and 4 of them went well, pitching a scoreless inning 4 times. One of them went really really badly,getting just 1 out, giving up 4 earned, giving up 2 hits and hitting 2 batters. He took the loss in that game. He also had 2 holds.

In total, a 7.94 ERA, batters hit .333/.429/.500, with 1 home run, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. That one game makes his line look much worse than he would have been.

I feel sorry for Gibby. He really need Drew to pitch in setup spots. But, he'll have 2 or 3 good outings in a row, then have a meltdown.

Red Down

Jesse Chavez

Jesse's pitched in 5 games and gave up runs in 3 of them He had a hold and a loss. His best work was the 3 scoreless innings in the 19 inning game. He had a 6.25 ERA. Batters hit .261/.282/.478 with 1 home run, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.

Consistency has been a problem.

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Gavin Floyd

Pitched in 2 games, before going on the DL. I doubt we'll see him again this year. The 2 appearances were good (if you ignore his coming off the mound in pain in the second one). He faced 5 batters, got 4 of them out, giving up a single to the other.

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Joe Biagini

Joe pitched in 4 games. One of them went bad, giving up 4 runs (just 1 earned) in 1.2 innings. He had a hold. In total, he pitched 5.1 innings, with a 3.38 ERA. Batters hit .240/.321/.280 with just 1 extra base hit (a double) 1 walk and 7 strikeout. He's been so much better than a rule 5 pick up should be.

Blue Up

Ryan Tepera

I've given up on trying to remember if he is on the roster or not. I'll just enjoy being surprised if he comes into a game. Right now he's back in Buffalo. I think.

This last time up he pitched in just 1 game, faced 4 batters, and got them all out, with 2 strikeouts.

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Aaron Loup

He's up (at the moment). He pitched in 2 games. Got a hold. Faced 4 batters, got all 4 out, struck out 2 (exactly the same as Tepera.

Blue Up

Jason Grilli

Pitched in 6 games and allowed just 1 run. He seems to have to battle through every appearance, but has been successful each time.He got a win and 2 holds in those 6 appearances. In 6 innings, he had a 1.50 ERA. Batters hit .150/.190/.300 against him, with 1 home run, 1 walk and 10 strikeouts.

We had some other guys pitch.

  • Bo Schultz pitched in 3 games, allowed 2 earned, batters hit .316/..316/.632 and got sent back to Buffalo.
  • Drew Hutchison pitched an inning, allowed 3 hits and 2 earned.
  • Ryan Goins pitched an inning, gave up 2 hits and a walk, but no runs and went on the DL.
  • Darwin Barney gave up a home run (but nothing else) in his inning.