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Who’s Hot, Who’s Cold: Blue Jays Pitchers

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A look at how our pitchers performed the last two weeks.

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We were 5-6 over the past 11 games.

Our pitchers had a 3.67 ERA over that time. Batters hit .235/.301/.425 against them.

Hot

Robbie Ray: 2 starts, 0-0, 2.45 ERA. In 11 innings, batters hit .227/.320/.409 with 2 home runs, 6 walks, and 12 strikeouts.

I have enjoyed watching him pitch. I’m sure there will be the odd lousy start, but that’s true of any pitcher. We lost both of those two starts. I’m curious to watch his walks to strikeouts ratio as the season goes on.

Rafael Dolis: 5 appearances, 2 saves, 1 hold, 1.69 ERA. In 5.1 innings, batters hit .059/.200/.235 with 1 home run, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts.

He’s been very good. And he hasn’t been driving me crazy by going so slowly. I think he spends longer between pitches when things are going bad.

Ryan Borucki: 4 appearances, 1-0, 1 hold, 0.00 ERA. In 5 innings, batters hit .125/.176/.188 with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.

He’s been terrific. He pitched 2 and 1.2 innings in two of his appearances. It seems like relieving suits him.

David Phelps: 3 appearances, 3 holds, 0.00 ERA. In 3 innings, batters hit .100/.308/.200 with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.

He had a couple of shaky outings at the start of the seasons but has been very good since.

Tim Mayza: 5 appearances, 1-0, 3 holds, 0.00 ERA. In 3 innings, batters hit.333/.333/.333, 4 singles, 0 walks, and 2 strikeouts.

Charlie has been using him as a LOOGY as best he can with the three batter rule. In these four games, he faced 3, 2, 3, and 1 batter.

Anthony Castro: 5 appearances, 1 save, 1 hold, 0.00 ERA. Batters hit .111/.200/.167 with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts.

He’s been terrific. I don’t know if he can keep this up, but I’m going to enjoy it while he does.

Tyler Chatwood: 3 appearances, 3 holds, 0.00 ERA. in 3.2 innings batters hit .000/.154/.000 with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts.

He’s been terrific since coming off the IL.

Cold

Tommy Milone: 3 appearances, 1 start, 7.94 ERA, 1-0. In 5.2 innings, batters hit .357/.379/.679 with 1 home run, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts.

It is fun to watch him get guys out by pitching slow and slower, but there are too many that he isn’t getting out.

Joel Payamps: 5 appearances, 0-1, 4.05 ERA. In 6.2 innings, batters hit .308/.308/.538 ERA with 2 home runs, 0 walks, and 3 strikeouts.

Buck keeps confusing me by calling him Pie-amps. 2 home runs in 6.2 innings is not good.

In Between

Hyun Jin Ryu: 2 starts, 0-1, 4.15 ERA. In 8.2 innings, batters hit .297/.316/.514, with 1 home run, 1 walk, and 7 strikeouts.

On the IL now, but likely to only miss the one start. If he misses more than one start, we might be in trouble. He had pitched 3.2 innings of shutout ball before coming out of his last start.

Steven Matz: 3 starts, 2-1, 6.14 ERA. In 14.2 innings, batters hit .250/.318/.383 with 2 home runs, 5 walks, and 14 strikeouts.

One good start, one ok start, one that didn’t go well, when all the luck seemed to go against him. I’m looking forward to his next start, see if the luck comes back to his side.

Trent Thornton: 3 appearances, 2 starts, 0-0, 3.00 ERA. In 6 innings, batters hit .304/.333/.652 with 2 (solo) home runs, 0 walks, and 4 strikeouts.

I want Charlie to let him go a little longer in his starts. The batting line doesn’t look good, but then not many came around to score.

Also Pitched

Tanner Roark: 2 appearances. In 4 innings, batters hit .081/.188/.143 with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.

He had 2 unearned runs against him in those 4 innings, but he has looked much better out of the pen than he did starting. He’s taking personal time. I wonder if he will be back.

Jordan Romano: 2 appearances, 0-1, 6.75 ERA. In 1.1, batters hit .000/.333/.000with 2 walks and 1 strikeout.

Looked much better last night.

Ty Tice: 1 appearance, 7.71 ERA. in 2.1 innings, batters hit .222/.300/.667 with 1 home run, 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts.

Anthony Kay: 1 start, 0-1, 10.80. In 3.1 innings, batters hit .375/.375/.688 with 0 walks and 3 strikeouts.

One start, it didn’t go well. Who knows when we’ll see him again.

Travis Bergen: Threw an inning last night, got three outs, and hit a batter. I think we’ll see him pitch more.

On the IL

Ross Stripling: Should be back this weekend.

TJ Zeuch: pitched in one game, 0-1, 27.00 ERA. Faced 6 batters, allowed 3 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk with 1 strikeout.

Julian Merryweather: I don’t think we’ll see him for a month or so.

Nate Pearson: It won’t be long, yeah, yeah (filed under references no one will get).