|Cabrera – LF||2.01||-0.012|
|Bautista – RF||2.48||-0.326|
|Encarnacion – 3B||1.38||-0.011|
|Lind – 1B||0.67||-0.048|
|Arencibia – C||0.95||-0.068|
|Rasmus – CF||1.18||-0.083|
|Bonifacio – 2B||0.45||-0.022|
|DeRosa – PH / 2B||1.46||0.061|
|Kawasaki – SS||1.26||-0.060|
|Davis – PH||2.90||-0.118||Pitcher||pLI||WPA|
|Johnson – P||0.86||0.025||Johnson – SP||0.86||0.023|
|Izturis – SS||2.70||0.115||Wagner – RP||0.50||0.023|
Bests / Worsts of the game after the jump!
GBOOT: Maicer Izturis, 11.5%
Griffin: Jose Bautista, -32.6%
Impact At-Bat: Bautista Lineout Double Play, Top 6, -14.4%
Impact Pitch: Andres Torres 2-Run Home Run, Bot 2, -20.8%
Highest Leverage AB: Melky Cabrera Flyout, Top 9, 4.73
Highest Leverage Opp. AB: Brandon Belt Groundout, Bot 2, 1.82
Lineup Contribution: -54.6%
Pitching Contribution: 4.6%
Average Leverage Index: 1.13
- Josh Johnson’s line: 7.0ip, 6h, 1er, 1hr, 6k, 97 pitches, 12 swinging strike, 65 game score, 3.21FIP.
- Tim Lincecum’s line: 7.0ip, 3h, 1er, 1hr, 1bb, 6k, 100 pitches, 8 swinging strikes, 72 game score.
- It would be tough to have a more optimistic expectation of Josh Johnson’s return start from the DL than 7 innings of 6 strikeout 2-run pitching. Hunter Pence reached on an Edwin Encarnacion throwing error in the 2nd that could have been erased on a ground ball in the next at-bat. but Emilio Bonifacio failed to cleanly turn it into a double play. Andres Torres capitalized by stroking a 2-run shot and that’s all the Giants needed.
- Edwin Encarnacion (17) took the parrot for a walk to open the scoring in the 1st.
- The Jays failed to really put much together offensively, save for the 6th inning when Josh Johnson walked (the Jays only walk of the game) and Melky Cabrera singled to right. The rally was immediately negated when Jose Bautista lined out to 3rd and Alfonso Marquez called Johnson out on the play in the gif above. So many things are wrong with that out call it’s difficult to know where to start.
- The Jays other chances to score were a 8th inning Mark DeRosa pinch-hit single that immediately turned into a Rajai Davis pinch-hit double play and a 9th inning Maicer Izturis defensive-substitution pinch-hit single that got left stranded after two flyouts and a game ending groundout.
- A bad sign: Only 3 Blue Jays hitters ranked positive in WPA, and they were the pitcher and two pinch hitters.
- The Jays collected 5 hits. Cabrera had 2.
- These low-scoring night games really take it out of me. Darren Oliver is probably really happy he isn’t taking this road trip.
- The (24-34) Blue Jays drop back to 10 below .500 and look to split salvage one game from the series today at 3:45 EST, the projected match-up is R.A. Dickey (4.90FIP, 0.5fWAR) v Barry Zito (3.85FIP, 0.6fWAR).