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

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We were 8 and 5 over the last couple of weeks. The pitchers had a 3.10 ERA.


Blue Up

Marcus Stroman

Stroman made 2 starts. One was very good, 7 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned and 13 strikeouts. The other wasn't as good, 5 innings, 7 hits, 3 earned, 4 K. Unfortunately, we lost both games. Marcus had a 3.00 ERA. Batters hit .222/.271/.278, with 2 home runs, 3 walks and 17 strikeouts in 12 inning. That's pretty decent.

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Aaron Sanchez

Aaron made 2 starts. One was very good, 7 innings, 2 earned, 4 hits. One was less good, 6 innings, 4 earned, 9 hits. The team lost both games.

He was 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA. Batters hit .260/.296/.320 with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. With that batting line, it's hard to figure how they scored that many runs against thim.

I'm glad they are keeping him in the rotation.

Blue Up

Marco Estrada

Marco made 3 starts. We won 2 of 3. Two were good, one wasn't, but that game got a lot worse after he left it. He was 2-1 with a 3.17 ERA. Batters hit .225/.295/.352 with 1 home run, 6 walks and 19 strikeouts in 18 innings.

He's not been quite as good as earlier in the season, but there isn't much to complain about.

Blue Up

J.A. Happ

Happ's had 3 starts. All 3 were great. We won all 3 and he got the W in all 3. He had a 0.95 ERA. Batters hit .169/.239/.246 with 1 home run, 6 walks and 24 strikeouts in 19 innings.

He's having an amazing season. I really never figured he would be this good. I know wins don't mean all that much but a 16-3 record is nice to see. I keep thinking he's been our 3rd best pitcher, but maybe the top 3 are all equal.

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R.A. Dickey

Dickey had 2 starts. One was very good, 7 innings, 1 earned. One wasn't, 4.1 innings, 4 earned. We won both.

R.A. was 1-0 with a 3.97 ERA. Batters hit .267/.327/.378 with no home runs (yay), 3 walks and 8 strikeouts in 11.1 innings. Could be an up arrow.

He is 57.1 innings away from 200, but the 6 man rotation might kill any shot he might have had at it.

Blue Up

Brett Cecil

Brett pitched in 6 games. He had 1 win. Batters hit .118/.118/.294 with 1 home run, 0 walks and 7 strikeouts in 5 innings. Just 2 hits in 17 PA. With just the 1 earned, he had a 1.80 ERA. He's looking like the Brett Cecil of old. Gibby seems to be using him as a LOOGY, but he's been getting everyone out of late.

Blue Up

Roberto Osuna

Roberto pitched in 6 games. Had 4 saves. In 6 innings he had a 1.50 ERA (1 earned on a home run). Batters hit .143/.217/.333 with the 1 homer, 2 walks and 10 strikeouts. He's been great.

Blue Up

Joaquin Benoit

Joaquin pitched in 6 games. Picked up a save and 3 holds. Hasn't allowed an earned run as a Blue Jay. Batters hit .143/.250/.190 with 3 hits, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts in 24 PA over 6 innings.

I do have worries that it is all a mirage and we'll pay for the idea that he should be a setup man, but until then, let's enjoy.

Drew Storen has allowed 5 earned for the Mariners since the trade.

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Francisco Liriano

Made the 1 start. 6 innings, gave up 3 runs, 2 earned. We won the game. That's a 3 ERA. That would be more than good enough. Batters hit .280/.333/.480, which doesn't look good, but small samples and all. If he allows us to keep Aaron in the rotation, I'm good.

Red Down

Scott Feldman

Scott has pitched in 4 games since the trade. He hasn't been good. He's allowed 11 hits, 0 walks (why take a pitch when you can crush it) and 5 strikeouts in 4.1 innings. That's a 16.62 ERA. Batters hit .458/.458/.542 against him. Let's hope it's just a slump.

He took the loss in his first game as a Jay, but that was after he thrown 38 pitches the day before.

Blue Up

Joe Biagini

Joe pitched in 6. He had 1 hold.  In 7.1 innings he allowed 0 earned on 6 hits, 3 doubles, 0 walks and 6 strikeouts. Batters hit.222/.222/.333. He's been great.

Blue Up

Ryan Tepera

As I type this, Ryan is on the roster. And if he's still on the roster by the time I finish typing this sentence, this will be his longest stint with the team (just kidding, I think).

He pitched 1 inning clean inning, getting a strikeout. Let's give him an up arrow.

Red Down

Danny Barnes

Came up, pitched in 3 games, and he's back in Buffalo. He gave up 2 earned in 4 innings. Batters hit .313/.389/.500 with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. I hope we see him again soon.

Blue Up

Jason Grilli

Pitched in 6 games, picked up a save and 3 holds. He allowed 1 earned, that's a 1.50 ERA. Batters hit .105/.150/.263 with a home run, a walk and 6 strikeouts. He is a lot of fun to watch.