We went through how the Blue Jays batters did over our marathon run of 28 games in 27 days. Let’s look at the pitchers:
- Hyun Jin Ryu: 5 starts, 2-0, 2.57 ERA in 28 innings. He had 5 walks and 28 strikeouts. Batters hit .231/.236/.343.
The Jays were 4-1 in his starts. 4 of the starts were very good, he allowed 1 or less earned in 4 starts (3 were ‘Quality Starts’, the other he didn’t go the 6 innings. The last one wasn’t so good, 5 earned in 5 innings. Sometimes he could be a little more efficient with his pitches, he into the 90s in pitch count in the 6th inning.
- Tanner Roark: 6 starts, 1-0, 5.60 ERA in 27.1 innings. He had 14 walks and 25 strikeouts. Batters hit .324/.405/.631.
We were 5-1 in his starts. He pitched 4 to 5 innings in each (occasionally unhappy with coming out after 4). He allowed 1, 2, 3 (twice) and 4 (twice) earned runs in his starts. He was getting to 90 some pitches a start, but the last two he came out after 79 and 68 pitches. It is kind of funny that he was signed to be an ‘innings eater’ but we aren’t letting anyone go more than twice through the order. It will be interesting to see if they keep with the twice through the order thing next year, when they have 162 games to cover and a 26 man roster.
- Chase Anderson: 5 starts, 0-0, 5.23 ERA in 20.2 innings. He had 3 walks and 20 strikeouts. Batters hit .318/.348/.557.
We were 1-4 in his starts. 3 of the losses were by 1 run, the other by 2. He gave up just 1 earned in 3 of the starts. 3 in one and 6 in his last. Ignoring his last start, he had a 3.24 ERA in the other 4. He missed out on ‘summer camp’ so he was building up his pitch count as the season has gone on. He’s gone from 45 pitches in his first start to mid-80s now.
- Taijuan Walker: 3 starts, 1-0, 1.15 ERA in 15.2 innings since the trade. He’s had 9 walks and 11 strikeouts. Batters hit .211/.328/.298.
We won all 3 of his starts. In the starts he’s allowed 0 earned in 6 innings, 2 earned in 5.2 and 0 in 4 innings, so one of the starts was a ‘quality start’ (they are going to have to change the definition for this season). He wasn’t happy about being pulled in one of the games. He is a free agent after the season. I wonder if being in Buffalo will make him feel a fondness for the Jays? I would think a playoff run would make him think that signing with us would be a good thing.
- Anthony Bass: 13 games, 2-3, 2 saves, 1 blown. 2.70 ERA in 13.1 innings. 3 walks and 12 strikeouts. Batters hit .229/.275/.354.
We were 10-3 in games he pitched. He gave up an earned run in four of his appearances. He’s been very good.
- Rafael Dolis: 12 games, 2-0, 3 saves, 3 holds. 0.00 ERA in 12.2 innings. 7 walks and 17 strikeouts.
We were 10-2 in games he pitched. Not much to complain about, other than the 5 minutes he takes between pitches (and that he seems to go to a full count on almost everyone, compounding the issue). It does give us lots of time to add to our comment count in the GameThreads.
- A.J. Cole: 13 games. 1-0, 1 save, 3 blown saves, 2 holds. 3.65 ERA in 12.1 innings. 5 walks and 7 strikeouts.
We were 9-4 in games he pitched. He had the one bad outing, giving up 3 earned against the Red Sox last Saturday. Other than that, he had two games where he gave up an earned run.
- Thomas Hatch: 8 games, 3-0, 2 holds. 0.00 ERA in 12.1 innings. 6 walks and 13 strikeouts. Batters hit .103/.255/.154.
We were 6-2 in games he pitched. I wonder if he’s reliever for the rest of his career, or if they will try him as a starter again. It would be pretty tough to give up on a reliever who is this good. His longest outing was 2.2 innings, but he’s been between an inning and 2 innings most times out lately.
- Shun Yamaguchi: 7 games, 2-1. 2.76 ERA in 16.1 innings. 5 walks and 15 strikeouts. Batters hit .254/.303/.441.
We were 4-3 in games he pitched. He’s pitched as many as 4 innings. He never gave up more than 1 earned in any outing.
- Anthony Kay: 8 games, 1-0, 3 holds. 3.48 ERA in 10.1 innings. 9 walks and 9 strikeouts. Batters hit .250/.383/.389.
We were 5-3 in games he pitched. He pitched 3 innings in one of his appearances and gave up 2 earned in that game. He had 2 over games where he gave up an earned run. Other than that one 3 inning outing, he went just 1 inning in each of the other games.
- Ryan Borucki: 10 games, 0-1, 2 blown saves, 2 holds. 4.26 ERA in 6.1 innings. 8 walks and 6 strikeouts. Batters hit .308/.457/.385.
We were 6-4 in games he pitched. He allowed earned runs in two of the games.
- Julian Merryweather: 6 games, 2 starts. 1 hold. 2.70 ERA in 10 innings. 4 walks and 14 strikeouts. Batters hit .167/.250/.222.
We were 4-2 in games he pitched. He had that one bad outing when he gave up 3 earned while getting just 2 outs. Other than that he’s not given up a hit. He’s another one who I wonder if they will try him as a starter next year, or if they will leave him in the bullpen because he seems great at it.
- Wilmer Font: 11 games, 1-2, 1 blown save, 2 holds. 6.10 ERA in 10.1 innings. 3 walks and 10 strikeouts. Batters hit .300/.356/.425.
We were 5-6 in games he pitched. He’s at that the alternative site now (listening to the Smiths and Blur and a bunch of bands I haven’t heard of yet).
- Ross Stripling: 2 games, 1 start. 0-2. 7.04 ERA in 7.2 innings. 4 walks and 6 strikeouts. Batters hit .303/.378/.394.
He hasn’t made a great first impression.
- Robbie Ray: 2 games, 1 start. 6.14 ERA in 7.1 innings. 4 walks and 9 strikeouts. Batters hit .323/.400/.677.
1-1 in games he pitched. Also not making a good first impression.
- Sean Reid-Foley: 3 games, 1-0. 2.45 ERA in 3.2 innings. 6 walks and 4 strikeouts. Batters hit .143/.400/.143.
We were 1-2 in games he pitched. He’s made 5 appearances, this season, 4 were good, 1 wasn’t. I hope they keep running him out there, I am curious to see i he can make it as a reliever.