|Reyes – SS||1.04||-0.087|
|Bonifacio – LF||0.74||0.067|
|Bautista – RF||0.64||0.024|
|Encarnacion – DH||1.25||0.243|
|Lind – 1B||1.53||0.045||Pitcher||pLI||WPA|
|Rasmus – CF||2.26||-0.276||Happ – SP||0.89||-0.439|
|Lawrie – 3B||0.87||0.104||Loup – RP||2.09||-0.475|
|DeRosa – 2B||0.90||0.068||Lincoln – RP||0.36||-0.013|
|Thole – C||0.85||0.265||Oliver – RP||0.45||0.053|
Bests / Worsts of the game after the jump!
GBOOT: Edwin Encarnacion, 24.3%
Griffin: Aaron Loup, -47.5%
Impact At-Bat: Josh Thole 2-Run Double, Top 2, 22.4%
Impact Pitch: Humberto Quintero 2-Run Home Run, Bot 5, -30.6%
Highest Leverage AB: Colby Rasmus Groundout, Top 6, 4.65
Highest Leverage Opp. AB: Michael Saunders RBI Fielders Choice, Bot 5, 3.85
Lineup Contribution: 37.5%
Pitching Contribution: -87.5% !!!!!
Average Leverage Index: 1.04
- J.A. Happ’s line: 4ip, 7h, 6er, 3bb, 2k, 99 pitches, 9 swinging strikes, 21 game score, 4.29FIP.
- Aaron Harang’s line: 2.0ip, 5h, 7er, 3bb, 53 pitches, 2 swinging strikes, 15 game score, 20.54FIP.
- J.A. Happ was welcomed back into the rotation and proved that he was watching along to what the rest of the guys were doing for the last three months, putting the Jays in a 2-0 hole before recording an out. Shit didn’t really hit the fan until the 5th, when a hit from Kendrys Morales brought the M’s within 3 before Happ gave way in a bases loaded situation to Loup, who allowed all the inherited runners bestowed upon him and swiftly erased a 7-2 lead.
- Loup continued to struggle in the 5th, giving up a 2-run shot to Humberto Quintero that would prove to be the difference in the game. Brad Lincoln coughed up 3 walks without giving up runs, and Darren Oliver recorded the last 5 outs.
- The Jays rolled the bats out early with Brett Lawrie continuing a rampant series by driving in Encarnacion in the 2nd, followed by Josh ‘Free’ Thole driving in a pair with a ground rule double. Reyes and Bonifacio continued the feast with a run-scoring groundout and bunt single, putting the Jays up 5-2.
- In the 3rd Encarnacion (30), and Adam Lind (14) sent back-to-back shots into the seats to open up a seemingly insurmountable 7-2 lead.
- The Jays had plenty of opportunities to add to the lead and/or come back, putting runners in scoring position in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th. You can’t really lay the blame on the bats in a 9-7 loss, but there were several opportunities to come back.
- The Mariners pitchers walked 9 Jays hitters and the Jays walked 6 M’s, which is a fancy way of saying this was an awful game if you’re a fan of good pitching.
- Each team tallied 11 hits each, with only Colby Rasmus failing to get on base for the Jays. Thole went 2-for-5 with 2 RBI and a run scored, in the wake of the news that JP Arencibia is awaiting MRI results on a sore knee. Be careful what you wish for and all that.
- Later in the evening Mark DeRosa was reportedly claimed on waivers by another team, but Kenny Ken Ken claims the Jays aren’t planning on letting his veteran presents land under the tree of another team.
- The (53-61) Jays drop Game 3 and fall one short of a sweep. After flying across the continent they return home to host the (64-49) Oakland Athletics on Friday at 7:07pm EST.
- The projected match-up is Esmil Rogers (4.23FIP, 0.7fWAR) vs Jarrod Parker (4.62FIP, 0.6fWAR).