|Reyes – SS||0.82||-0.104|
|Davis – CF||0.85||0.278|
|Bautista – RF||0.92||-0.018|
|Encarnacion – 1B||2.08||0.103|
|Lawrie – 3B||1.46||0.105|
|DeRosa – DH||1.12||0.032||Pitcher||pLI||WPA|
|Lind – PH / DH||0.13||0.004||Rogers – SP||1.09||0.245|
|Arencibia – C||0.93||0.044||Wagner – RP||0.97||0.151|
|Pillar – LF||1.18||-0.130||Cecil – RP||2.21||-0.454|
|Kawasaki – 2B||0.96||-0.071||Lincoln – RP||3.75||0.317|
Bests / Worsts of the game after the jump!
GBOOT: Brad Lincoln, 31.7%
Griffin: Brett Cecil, -45.4%
Impact At-Bat: Rajai Davis Double, Bot 10, 17.2%
Impact Pitch: Mike Napoli 2-Run Home Run, Top 9, -35.6%
Highest Leverage AB: Edwin Encarnacion Steals 2nd, Bot 10, 5.12
Highest Leverage Opp. AB: Shane Victorino Flyout, Top 9, 6.88
Lineup Contribution: 24.1%
Pitching Contribution: 25.9%
Average Leverage Index: 1.42
- Esmil Rogers’ line: 6ip, 5h, 1er, 1bb, 1hr, 6k, 98 pitches, 8 swinging strikes, 63 game score, 3.71FIP.
- Jon Lester’s line: 6.1ip, 6h, 2er, 2bb, 3k, 114 pitches, 5 swinging strikes, 52 game score, 3.51FIP.
- Esmil did just fine in 6 innings of work, putting runners on base in every inning but only getting hurt on a David Ortiz solo home run late in the game. He started with three strikeouts in the 1st inning and worked himself out of jams with runners in scoring position in the 1st, 2nd, and 5th.
- Neil Wagner got 3 strikeouts and didn’t allow a baserunner over his two innings of work in the 7th and 8th.
- Gibby went to Brett Cecil in the 9th and he gave up a 2-out 2-run game-tying home run to dirty old Mike Napoli. 3 hits, 2 runs, and a walk for Cecil, who was only able to get 2 outs in the inning. Brad Lincoln got a bases loaded flyout to end the threat and tiptoed through a nervous 10th to collect an all-important Win statistic.
- In the 3rd inning Rajai Davis scored the Jays most ridiculous run of the year. A hard ground ball back to the pitcher turned into what was affectionately dubbed a “Little League Home Run“. Lester took the ball off the leg and flipped a feeble attempt to first into shallow right field. Rajai broke for 3rd, Victorino’s throw skipped away after hitting him in the back and he trotted home with the game’s opening run. It’s the kind of the thing that and serves as a fun reminder that baseball produces a lot of ridiculous bounces in all directions, unless of course it had happened in Boston’s favour.
- Leadoff doubles in the 4th and 6th by Edwin Encarnacion led to RBI doubles for Mark DeRosa and J.P. Arencibia.
- In the 10th inning Davis led off with a double for his 3rd hit of the game. Jose Bautista grounded out, and Encarnacion was intentionally walked. Edwin took second for free (minimizing the highest leverage situation of the game) and Brett Lawrie singled to send the Jays into celebration mode.
- Munenori Kawasaki went 0-for-4, made a nice diving defensive snag, turned a few double plays and got to participate in gleefully celebrating on field with the whole team in his return, none of these things being a surprise. Munenori is magic.
- Kevin Pillar made his MLB debut in LF. He went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and 2 flyouts and made a decent diving catch, which likely sent a shiver up Melky Cabrera’s legs.
- 4 runs on 8 hits and an error for the Blue Jays.
- No matter what is going on it always feels nice to beat the Red Sox. People are apparently still booing John Farrell.
- If you’re going to a baseball game do not be the guy in the gif above.
- The (55-65) Jays host the rubber match tonight at the Rog Mahal at 7:07pm EST.
- The projected match-up is Mark Buehrle (4.24FIP, 1.7fWAR) vs Jake Peavy (4.32FIP, 1.2fWAR).