|Reyes – SS||0.51||-0.039|
|Izturis – 2B||0.50||0.010|
|Bautista – RF||0.41||0.084|
|Encarnacion – 1B||0.35||0.009|
|Lind – DH||0.62||0.010|
|Rasmus – CF||0.75||0.125||Pitcher||pLI||WPA|
|Arencibia – C||0.52||-0.042||Buehrle- SP||0.78||0.263|
|Lawrie – 3B||0.57||-0.004||Delabar – RP||0.14||0.010|
|Bonifacio – LF||0.53||0.069||Oliver – RP||0.35||0.006|
Bests / Worsts of the game after the jump!
GBOOT: Mark Buehrle, 26.3%
Griffin: J.P. Arencibia, -4.2%
Impact At-Bat: Jose Bautista Solo Home Run, Top 1, 11.4%
Impact Pitch: Nate Freiman Fielders Choice, Bot 4, 5.3%
Highest Leverage AB: Colby Rasmus Single / Error By Yoenis Cespedes, Top 4, 1.94
Highest Leverage Opp. AB: Freiman FC, Bot 4, 1.94
Lineup Contribution: 22.2%
Pitching Contribution: 27.8%
Average Leverage Index: 0.59
- Mark Buehrle’s line: 7.0ip, 5h, 0er, 0bb, 2k, 93 pitches, 2 swinging strikes, 69 game score, 2.47FIP.
- Dan Straily’s line: 4.2ip, 6h, 2k, 2bb, 2hr, 96 pitches, 7 swinging strikes, 38 game score, 9.04FIP.
- Mark Buehrle has become the most reliable starter in the rotation. He wrapped up an impressive month of July, his 2nd straight month with an ERA below 3.50. He allowed a pair of base-runners in the 4th before getting Nathan Freiman to end the inning with a ground out. He continued to work efficiently and and effectively for 7 innings, throwing less than 100 pitches and staying out of trouble. He’s gone 20 consecutive innings without giving up a run. He’s in line to pretty much just have the same Mark Buehrle season you remember reading about but never being excited to watch.
- Steve Delabar came on in the 8th and blew the fucking doors off the A’s. He threw 3 strikeouts on 9 pitches, blowing away Rosales, Crisp, and Young with the minimum amount of pitches possible.
- Darren Oliver mopped things up in the 9th.
- Jose Bautista (25) got things going early by hitting a beastly solo shot in the 1st inning.
- Colby Rasmus continued an excellent July with run-scoring singles in the 4th and 5th innings. He’s hit .352/.400/.580 with 11 doubles in July. Enjoy this comparison to Adam Jones.
Jones: .293/.321/.503/.824 .354 wOBA 123 wRC+ Rasmus: .272/.337/.486/.823 .357 wOBA 125 wRC+
— James G (@james_in_to) July 31, 2013
- Emilio Bonifacio (3) hit a surprisingly explosive solo shot in the 5th, giving him as many homers this season as Melky Cabrera. Maicer Izturis hit a fielders choice / Error that scored Jose Reyes in the 5th. Iztruis hit 2nd in the lineup, going 0-for-5 with a run scored.
- Edwin Encarnacion had a pair of hits, and Adam Lind had a single and a walk.
- As discussed before the game, Melky Cabrera and his old man knees had the day off amid rumours that he and Bonifacio were being shopped in trade talks. If some team wants to take Melky’s knees or Boni’s 52 wRC+ in a deal I can’t imagine there would be a ton coming back the other way.
- J.P. Arencibia took an 0-for-4, the only Jay to not get on base, thanks to the error on Maicer’s FC.
- The Jays improve to 18-13 on the road when they wear blue alternate jerseys per sportslogos.net. If you didn’t read it, they’re 3-16 with the greys on. So, there you go.
- 17,000 people were in attendance.
- The (49-57) Jays close the series out this afternoon at 3:35pm EST.
- The projected matchup is R.A. Dickey (4.96FIP, 0.8fWAR) vs Bartolo Colon (3.25FIP, 2.9fWAR)