|Reyes – SS||2.02||0.211|
|Izturis – 2B||1.70||-0.142|
|Bautista – RF||1.85||0.191|
|Encarnacion – DH||1.53||-0.207|
|Lind – 1B||0.95||-0.014|
|DeRosa – PH / 1B||1.17||0.035||Pitcher||pLI||WPA|
|Rasmus – CF||1.70||0.254||Dickey – SP||1.57||0.022|
|Thole – C||1.99||-0.137||Loup – RP||1.47||0.014|
|Cabrera – PH||1.64||-0.039||Delabar – RP||3.58||0.163|
|Arencibia – C||0.21||-0.006||Janssen – RP||1.68||0.121|
|Lawrie – 3B||1.42||0.129||Cecil – RP||0.43||0.032|
Bests / Worsts of the game after the jump!
GBOOT: Colby Rasmus, 25.4%
Griffin: Edwin Encarnacion, -20.7%
Impact At-Bat: Jose Bautista RBI Double, Top 10, 30.9%
Impact Pitch: Maicer Izturis Error, Bot 5, -17.8%
Highest Leverage AB: Colby Rasmus Scores On Passed Ball, Top 4, 3.70
Highest Leverage Opp. AB: Coco Crisp Flyout, Bot 4, 4.22
Lineup Contribution: 12.9%
Pitching Contribution: 35.1%
Average Leverage Index: 1.59
- R.A. Dickey’s line: 6.0ip, 6h, 0er, 2r, 1bb, 3k, 95 pitches, 6 swinging strikes, 58 game score, 2.54FIP.
- Bartolo Colon’s line: 6.2ip, 7h, 1er, 1k, 3bb, 97 pitches, 1 swinging strikes, 50 game score, 4.21FIP.
- The Dickster allowed at least one baserunner in his each of his 6 innings of work, falling on especially hard luck when the pair of gifs you see at the top of this posts occurred to surrender one of the most unearned runs possible. He only gave up one extra base hit and he kept the ball in the ballpark for the first time since June 26th.
- Aaron Loup breezed through the 7th before giving up a pair of one out singles in the 8th. Steve Delabar came on to strike out Chris Young and Stephen Vogt in two of the highest leverage at bats of the game.
- Casey Janssen pitched an uneventful 9th inning, sending the game to extras where Brett Cecil shut the door after a Jays rally.
- The Jays offense was showing signs of spark but never quite catching fire all game long, putting runners in scoring position in the first three innings before breaking through in the 4th on a Brett Lawrie RBI single. The Jays took advantage of some shaky battery work two batters later when a passed ball by Stephen Vogt with the bases loaded allowed Rasmus to scamper home.
- The Jays started to sputter after chasing Colon through six, but in the 10th a Reyes leadoff single lead to Bautista’s go ahead double and Rasmus sealing the deal with a 2-run single.
- Rasmus went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI, his 24th double and 55th runs driven in, raising his season slash to .277/.340/.490 with 100 hits and 42 extra-base hits. He’s tied for 2nd among AL OF in fWAR with Jacoby Ellsbury and trailing only Mike Trout.
- Jose Reyes went 2-for-4 with a walk. Every Jay starter got on base except Josh Thole.
- July slashes: Encarnacion .305/.420/.610 6HR 17BB. Rasmus .371/.413/.588 3 HR 12 2B. Reyes .312/.375/.477 34H, 6SB. Bautista .242/.339/.485 6HR 15BB. Lawrie .212/.300/.432 3HR (15 games), Izturis .286/.371/.312. Lind .195/.263/.356 25K. JPA .232/.285/.333.
- During July the Jays hit .264/.340/.431 and were outscored by 20 runs and went 10-16.
- On the bright side the Jays have won 5-of-7 since the depressing Dodgers series ended.
- The (50-57) Jays take 2-of-3 from Oakland and now move on to face the (48-58) Angels, who are having an equally awful and disappointing season in a different time zone. The series opener is at 10:05pm EST.
- The projected matchup is Josh Johnson (4.60FIP, 0.6fWAR) vs Garrett Richards (3.59FIP, 0.6fWAR)