|Reyes – SS||1.84||-0.177|
|Cabrera – LF||1.27||0.202|
|Bonifacio – PR / LF||2.28||0.172|
|Bautista – DH||1.56||-0.202|
|Lind – PH||2.54||-0.112|
|Encarnacion – 1B||2.12||0.111|
|Rasmus – CF||2.44||0.063|
|Izturis – 2B||1.35||0.001||Pitcher||pLI||WPA|
|Davis – RF||1.51||0.083||Redmond – SP||1.00||0.241|
|Thole – C||1.86||-0.156||Loup – RP||1.58||0.090|
|Arencibia – PH / C||2.37||-0.058||Delabar – RP||1.52||0.110|
|Lawrie – 3B||1.94||-0.010||Janssen – RP||1.85||0.143|
Bests / Worsts of the game after the jump!
GBOOT: Todd Redmond, 24.1%
Griffin: Jose Bautista, -20.2%
Impact At-Bat: Colby Rasmus Walk-Off RBI Single, Bot 9, 28.8%
Impact Pitch: Brett Wallace Solo HR, Top 4, -12.3%
Highest Leverage AB: Rasmus Bases Loaded Flyout, Bot 7, 4.58
Highest Leverage Opp. AB: Chris Carter Strikeout Looking, Top 9, 2.35
Lineup Contribution: -8.4%
Pitching Contribution: 58.4%
Average Leverage Index: 1.75
- Todd Redmond’s line: 6.0ip, 3h, 10k, 2bb, 1er, 102 pitches, 17 swinging strikes, 70 game score, 2.87FIP.
- Jarred Cosart’s line: 6.0ip, 4h, 1k, 5bb, 109 pitches, 2 swinging strikes, 56 game score, 5.21FIP.
- Esmil Rogers struck out a buttload of Clevelands in his 6 innings of work, only taking damage in the 2nd inning, where he did himself in with 2 walks to start the inning. He got a double play ball after allowing 2 hits in the 1st, and stranded runners in the 3rd and 5th to make for a completely acceptable 100 pitch start.
- Dustin McGowan worked a 10 pitch 7th inning, collecting a strikeout, walk, and double play ball. American League All Star Brett Cecil came on the work the 8th and gave up a lead-off single to Michael Bourn followed by a 2-out walk of Nick Swisher. Michael Brantley struck with a single up the middle to tie the game at 2.
- Casey Janssen came on in a save situation and struggled to get the third out. After a pair of groundouts Bourn got on base again followed by an Asdrubal Cabrera RBI single and Jason Kipnis walk. Disaster struck when Kawasaki’s throwing error allowed a run to score and the game-winning run to move into scoring position.
- American League All Star Candidate Steve Delabar was called on to get the last out and he threw one pitch to Brantley to achieve the game-ending flyout.
- The Blue Jays offense sputtered early again, as Masterson didn’t allow a hit until the 5th and didn’t get into any real trouble until the 7th. The Jays loaded the bases on a Lind double and pair of walks, loading the bases for Emilio Bonifacio. Dismissive wanks and snark abounded on twitter, but Boni managed to single to score a pair of runs thanks to some bobbly Drew Stubbs D.
- In the 9th, with the game tied at 2, the Jays once again loaded the bases thanks to a pair of walks and an Arencibia single, Munenori Kawasaki stepped to the plate and once again the Jays benefited from an unlikely hitter and some bobby Cleveland D. 3 runs scored on Kawasaki’s line drive single and the error by Bourn.
- Yes, you read all of that correctly. After a game and a half of offensive futility the Jays won this game with Emilio Bonifacio and Munenori Kawasaki delivering in big situations. All 5 runs were scored with 2 outs and driven in by hitters with SLG% under .310.
- The Jays managed 6 hits and drew 7 walks, with the Kawasaki and Bonifacio hits standing out in a game where the team went 2-for-8 with RISP.
- Colby Rasmus and Adam Lind chipped in the lone extra base hits, the 17th double of the season for both guys.
- 0-fer for Encarnacion, while Bautista, Izturis, and Thole all went hitless but managed to draw walks. Thole raised his OBP to .200.
- Munenori Kawasaki’s game-winning hit earned him another post-game interview. The phrase book did not make an appearance.
- The (44-46) Jays have their chance to take the series this afternoon at The Prog at 12:05pm EST. The Jays follow this series with a 3-game set in Baltimore to lead into the All-Star break.
- The projected series closing matchup is R.A. Dickey (4.89FIP, 0.7fWAR) vs Danny Salazar (N/A, -.-fWAR)