|Reyes – SS||0.56||-0.058|
|Goins – 2B||0.54||-0.036|
|Encarnacion – 1B||0.44||0.037|
|Lawrie – 3B||0.51||-0.055|
|Sierra – RF||0.52||0.005||Pitcher||pLI||WPA|
|Thole – C||0.58||-0.059||Rogers – SP||1.04||0.345|
|Pillar – LF||0.69||0.071||Santos – RP||2.86||0.113|
|Gose – CF||0.67||0.075||Delabar – RP||1.79||0.095|
|Rogers – P||0.81||-0.044||Loup – RP||0.82||-0.074|
|Santos – P||0.41||-0.010||Janssen – RP||2.76||0.094|
Bests / Worsts of the game after the jump!
GBOOT: Esmil Rogers, 34.5%
Griffin: Aaron Loup, -7.4%
Impact At-Bat: Anthony Gose RBI Triple, Top 2, 10.8%
Impact Pitch: Eric Chavez GIDP, Bot 7, 16.0%
Highest Leverage AB: Kevin Pillar RBI Single, Top 2, 1.36
Highest Leverage Opp. AB: Chavez GIDP, Bot 7, 3.58
Lineup Contribution: -7.3%
Pitching Contribution: 57.3%
Average Leverage Index: 0.96
- Esmil Rogers’ line: 6.1ip, 1h, 0er, 1bb, 5k, 83 pitches, 5 swinging strikes, 75 game score, 1.93 FIP.
- Brandon McCarthy’s line: 9.0ip, 5h, 4er, 1hr, 2k, 93 pitches, 4 swinging strikes, 63 game score, 4.37 FIP.
- A one hit effort from Esmil Rogers! Despite the number he wasn’t exactly blowing people away, evidenced by Gibby pulling him after he’d thrown just 83 pitches. Nice to see for a guy that has been up and down and in and out of the rotation for the better part of the summer. If you were wondering what a replacement level pitcher looks like, it looks like Esmil Rogers. (0.1fWAR).
- Brandon McCarthy took a hard-luck loss for the DB’s, throwing a complete game while only getting one run of support. Normally who cares what happens to the other pitcher but it’s hard not to feel for a guy who pitches well when he also happens to be a really decent follow on twitter.
- Sergio Santos came on to pitch the end of the 7th inning for Rogers and stayed in the game to groundout at the plate in the 8th. One of those things that seem silly until you realize the Jays drafted him as a shortstop 11 years ago.
- Steve Delabar worked a scoreless 8th, Aaron Loup allowed a double, threw a wild pitch, and gave up an RBI single in the 9th. Casey Janssen closed things out by getting America’s First Baseman to ground into a game-ending double play.
- In the 9th, Edwin Encarnacion (35) became the 4th player in Blue Jays history to hit 35HR & 100 RBI in back to back seasons.
- I’m sure I’m late to the party on this, but I’m totally in on Ryan Goins. Yes, he’s “just a guy” and yes “September doesn’t matter” and yes “It’s pretty pathetic to be this desperate to be impressed” but the fact is that while he’s probably nothing crazy special at the plate, he’s capable of taking away an out or two every so often with his glove. After a full season of guys at 2nd that didn’t really hit or field well I’ll take a guy that can at least do one of those things passably. Plus, you know, puns and wordplay.
- Lawrie, Reyes, and the hitters slot all failed to record singles.
- Kevin Pillar opened the scoring in the 2nd with a RBI single to score Moises Sierra. Anthony Gose cashed in Pillar with a triple. Blue Jays.
- Gose’s triple was his 2nd of the season. Thole, DeRosa, Bonifacio, Rasmus, Encarnacion, and Lind all recorded triples this season. Davis and Melky Cabrera have 2. Lawrie has 3. Munenori Kawasaki has 5. Jose Reyes has 0.
- The Jays D turned 4 double plays, including the two biggest impact plays of the entire game to get Chavez in the 7th and Goldschmidt in the 9th.
- 24 Games Left. You’ll miss it.
- The (57-70) Jays look to avoid the sweep at the New Yankee Stadium at 1:05pm EST.
- The projected match-up is Todd Redmond (4.09FIP, 0.7fWAR) vs Andy Pettitte (3.79FIP, 2.1fWAR). God, I hate Andy Pettitte.