Buehrle’s gonna buehrle. And holy shit, it pitcher wins weren’t entirely meaningless relics of a bygone age only currently inhabited by Toronto Sun writers, the fact that he has ten of them on June 1st would be pretty seriously fucking impressive! Hey! And Dioner Navarro hit a home run! Encarnacion too, but that’s to be expected. Navarro, on the other hand– that’ll play! Thanks in part to his not being 100%, the Jays’ catchers have been one of the worst groups behind the plate in the all of baseball, just barely shading over replacement level. Fortunately, there’s a little more upside in Navarro (one hopes), and the reality is, Jays catchers have still been markedly improved over last year’s group. In 2014 so far they rank 25th with +0.2 WAR, whereas in 2013 they were 29th with -1.2 WAR.
So… that’s sort of alright, I guess.
Buehrle, though. Fucking eh. Again!
Image/chart via FanGraphs.