Top Dog: Edwin Encanacion, 5.2%
The Worst: Rajai Davis, -17.1%
Top Arm: Ricky Romero, 3.7%
Impact AB: Rajai Davis 6-4-3 GIDP, Top 7, -14.0%
Impact Pitch: Kevin Youkilis 2-run HR, Bot 5, 24.0%
Highest Leverage AB: Davis GIDP, Top 7, 3.18
Highest Leverage Opp. AB: Alex Rios GIDP, Bot 4, 2.23
Lineup Contribution: -57.6%
Pitching Contribution: -7.7%
Average Leverage Index: 0.66
Chart explanation

Top Dog: Colby Rasmus, 27%
The Worst: Yunel Escobar, -4%
Top Arm: Casey Janssen, 18%
Worst Arm: Luis Perez, -18%
Impact AB: Colby Rasmus 2-Run HR, Top 1, 16.1%
Impact Pitch: Alex Rios 3-run HR, Bot 1, 22.4%
Highest Leverage AB: Davis Scores On Wild Pitch, Top 6, 2.09
Highest Leverage Opp. AB: Gordon Beckham Strikeout vs Jason Frasor, Bot 7, 3.61
Lineup Contribution: 72%(!!!!)
Pitching Contribution: -31%
Average Leverage Index: 1.03
Chart explanation

I’m not sure two games could possibly go as differently as those two did.

Leave your thoughts on the games in the comments.

(WPA data courtesy Baseball Reference)
(Idea for a post game graph courtesy Lookout Landing)

Comments (24)

  1. Casey Janssen is one bad mother… shut your mouth!

  2. Man, Jose Bautista makes a mockery of BABIP. I don’t understand how the only hole he can find on the field is the one over the wall into the bullpen.

    • because he pops out about 50% of the time he doesn’t homer. That always hurts your babip.

      • Yup, people who keep harping on Jose’s BABIP (Jeff Passan is a serial offender) are simply looking at his BABIP stat and are not looking at the context or watching the games. When you put the ball in the air as much as he does, and pop-up in the infield as much as he does, your BABIP will almost always be lower. Couple that with the fact that many teams are shifting on him and it’s no wonder his BABIP is low, and it has little to do with luck.

  3. Short people got no reason to live.

  4. Randy Newman, just singing about what he sees

  5. no matter what the short and long term plans were for AA, the injuries to the starting pitchers dictate that he has to trade some prospects for pitching now. in major league sport you must have a commitment to put major league players on the field and not just showcase juniors and collect major ticket prices. some teams try it but fail miserably in future breaks the trust between fan and team. to show true genius AA must adapt to his teams misfortune and address its needs to remain competitive now.a mediocre manager can follow a rebuild plan, a stellar gm can dodge and weave trouble spots and get to the final destination.which path does AA go?at least 2 starters are required, 1 from the injuries sustained and 1 was needed from spring training

    • Fuck pitching. Trade the farm for Justin Upton and become the evolutionary 2000s Rockies!

    • Since we’re both fans, I just wanted to mention that AA not making a rash trade to patch up the rotation has in no way harmed my trust. I still think he’s a great GM, with a longer view than I might prefer, but there’s no doubt he’s moving the club in the right direction, and I’m pretty sure when he makes a move it’ll be one I support. I might feel differently if I were paying for season’s tickets, but, well, I’m not.

    • You are right, a stellar GM is someone who abandons their very well thought out long term plan at the first speed bump. Blowing up farm systems for short term fixes is the road to sustained success

  6. I hate to rip on somebody else’s hard work here, but I don’t find that visual representations help me better understand or better appreciate a game whatsoever. The tables: sure. Good job Archi!.

    The humour Archi puts into these graphs I dig, so I do take a look, but in general I just don’t find these line graphs to be of a whole lot of value (not just on this site, but as an overall baseball-studies trend). Pitch location graphics, sure. But not so much otherwise.

    Graphs and visualizations usually just strike me as a concession to visuals=more page views. Maybe it’s just me.

    • As filler between a number of other articles, sure, they’re cute little recaps of games, I get down. As the primary content on a monday afternoon, agreed, I find it lacking.

      • It’s okay Haywood. I feel the same.For a while, people have asked for an apres-game post.Plenty of Sabermet guys dig the stats to affirm their thoughts about the game.And there’s nothing wrong with either side of the coin.
        We all watch the game different and get different things out of it.
        As the DJF empire expands, different people enjoy various aspects of the content.
        Some love the podcast,it makes their day.Not my cup of tea but others can’t get enough.
        Some like the GB episodes.haven’t watched one in a long time.
        I don’t follow Stoeten on twitter nor lick DJF on Facebook.
        To some, this adds to the enjoyment of following the Jays, to others it distracts from it.
        Yes, it adds to the pageviews but it’s done to attract another segment of baseball fans to the site and into the conversation.
        Like you said, kudos to Archi for his work.But we all find different parts of the site more relevant to us than other parts.
        Can anyone guess which part I enjoy?

  7. Well, even if the “closer” roll is only hoopla and horseshit, Casey the Closer Jansen is doing something the Jays haven’t had in a hella long time in that Ninth inning re-leaver roll, consistency, getting it done every time. I know I am starting to feel good about having him pitch the last few outs, and though that prolly means Jack to anyone else, I am kinda thinking that the team must be feeling the same way, or at least starting to.

  8. I traveled to Chicago this weekend for my birthday and got to see the game on Saturday.

    First things first, after seeing a real ball park I don’t know if I can go back to the Dome. Grass is so beautiful.

    Also it was a damn shame that the bats were pretty silent.

    There are quite a few Jay’s fans in Chi-town which was fun.

    And finally I’m pretty sure they kept booing Youkilis even after the homer. Or maybe they were “Youuuuuuu-ing”. Who knows. I was booing him thoguh.

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