|Reyes – SS||0.47||-0.046|
|Cabrera – LF||0.30||-0.028|
|Bautista – RF||0.16||-0.006|
|Encarnacion – 1b||0.34||-0.002|
|Lind – DH||0.23||0.013|
|Rasmus – CF||0.29||-0.002|
|Izturis – 2B||0.55||-0.039||Pitcher||pLI||WPA|
|DeRosa – PH||0.01||0.000||Rogers – SP||0.50||-0.378|
|Arencibia – C||0.32||-0.015||McGowan – RP||0.10||0.010|
|Lawrie – 3B||0.23||-0.006||Cecil – RP||0.09||-0.001|
Bests / Worsts of the game after the jump!
GBOOT: Adam Lind, 1.3%
Griffin: Esmil Rogers, -37.8%
Impact At-Bat: Lind Solo HR, Top 5, 3.0%
Impact Pitch: Yoenis Cespedes 2-run Triple, Bot 1, -14.5%
Highest Leverage AB: Jose Reyes Strikeout, Top 1, 0.87
Highest Leverage Opp. AB: Jed Lowrie RBI Single, Bot 1, 1.72
Lineup Contribution: -13.2%
Pitching Contribution: -36.8%
Average Leverage Index: 0.33
- Esmil Rogers’ line: 4.1ip, 9h, 8r, 6er, 3bb, 3k, 97 pitches, 6 swinging strikes, 17 game score, 3.73FIP.
- A.J. Griffin’s line: 7.0ip, 4h, 5k, 2bb, 3hr, 99 pitches, 8 swinging strikes, 56 game score, 8.04FIP.
- Esmil Rogers struggled mightily. The
Clevelands Oakland A’s opened the game with a lead-off Coco Crisp walk, Edwin Encarnacion error, a Jed Lowrie single and a Yoenis Cespedes 2-run triple, giving them a 3-0 lead before making an out. They added in the inning another on a sac fly and in the 3rd Seth Smith (breaking an 0-for-30 streak) doubled home Brandon Moss. It was more of the same in the 5th, with Josh Reddick driving in two on a double and Stephen Vogt bringing him in two batters later, giving the A’s an 8-1 lead and signaling the end of Esmil’s day. If you stayed up to watch this game live on the East Coast and made it past the 5th inning you’ve got an excellent tolerance.
- Dustin McGowan came on to close out the 5th, and went on to face 9 hitters and recording 7 outs. He allowed a hit and a walk to little fanfare. Brett Cecil mopped things up, allowing a solo home run to Cespedes, his first at home in 25 games.
- Since being named an All-Star, Brett Cecil has posted the following: 6.1IP 11H 8ER 8BB 7K 2HR.
- More fun! This was the league-worst 50th time a Jays starter gave up 4 or more runs. Milwaukee starters have done it 45 times, good for 2nd.
- The Blue Jays highest leverage at-bat was Jose Reyes leading off the Top of the 1st, giving you an idea of how quickly shit got out of hand.
- Adam Lind (13) hit an opposite field solo home run to break A.J. Griffin’s no hitter, his 2nd home run and 7th RBI of July.
- After immediately giving up 3 runs after the Lind homer, the Jays responded in the top of the 6th with Brett Lawrie (8) hitting a solo shot, followed by Edwin Encarnacion (29) hitting a 2-run shot later in the inning to bring the Jays within 4.
- Speaking of Lawrie, he’s currently on what would be a 26-home run pace if he played a full season. He’s still not getting any other kind of extra base hit or on base much but it is undeniable that he is having much better at-bats now than he was even two weeks ago. It’s a positive sign from a guy that has had a couple set-backs this season and even said himself that he was a step behind by not having a real spring training.
- Brett Lawrie also did this:
- Melky Cabrera’s legs, man… He runs like my 60-year old Dad when he’s going down a really steep hill. The Cespedes 1st inning triple was hit into the left field corner and by the time Melky got to it even a Molina brother could have stretched it into a triple.
- 0-fers for Reyes, Cabrera, and Izturis.
- 13,000 people were in attendance to watch the AL West leading team that moved into a tie for the best record in the American League.
- The (48-57) Jays have a shot at redemption tonight at 10:05pm EST.
- The projected matchup is Mark Buehrle (4.19FIP, 1.5fWAR) vs Dan Straily (2.65FIP, 1.5fWAR)