This is Wednesday’s game. With a Jays off-day Thursday I’m momentarily caught up.
We’ve made it to the mid-point of the season.
Nate Pearson is having a very good season, but I think this was his best start so far. He went 6.2 innings, allowed just 3 hits, no runs, 1 walk with 10 strikeouts. His 77 Game Score is his best this season. And the 6.2 innings is also a season high.
Pearson said “For the most part I made good pitches when I needed to”.
Eduaro Jimenez threw 1.1 allowing 2 hits, 1 walk with a strikeout. He left the game with a blister on a finger on his pitching hand. He will be day-to-day for a week. Anthony Bass pitched the ninth, getting out of the inning on 7 pitches.
And the offense had a great day too. 11 hits and 8 walks.
Bo Bichette, Randal Grichuk and Danny Jansen had 2 hits each. Derek Fisher was the only position player without a hit, but he had 3 walks. Jansen and Cavan Biggio each homered. That give Cavan 3 in two days.
Jansen and Grichuk had 3 RBI each. Fisher and Shaw had 2 each. Shaw takes over the team lead in RBI with 59. He and Bichette are tied for the team lead with 22 home runs.
Getting to the halfway point of the season in first place is pretty good.
This was Wednesday’s game. Thursday is an off-day for the Jays and then they have 3 games against the Angels at home. The Angels had a 15 game win streak that just ended on a 1-0 loss to the Red Sox. Julio Teheran (8-3, 3.15 ERA in 16 starts) will start for the Angels. The Jays have Chase Anderson scheduled. He had a 9.29 ERA in 9 starts, but a 3.93 ERA in 10 relief appearances.
Player stats at the halfway point:
And more stats:
Where we fit in offensive stats.
Where we sit in pitching stats (it isn’t pretty).