Archi Zuber

Archi Zuber

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Losers

Losers

Through even the most optimistic set of eyes the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays season has been an unrivalled disaster. The most sadistic of pre-season predictions could not possibly have foretold so many consecutive months of let downs, bad news, and frustrating results.

As summer now sits in our rear view mirror and the cold fronts of autumn drag our finest sweaters out of our closets and onto Drake’s new album, it is time to once again take stock of what is before us as we dig in for another winter filled with big expectations.

However unnecessary as it may seem, there are still a handful of baseball games left that the Toronto Blue Jays are contractually obligated to complete. As die hard fans of the team it can start to become a very existential time of year, as the questions of “Why am I even doing this?” start to creep up alongside the realization that another summer went by without you going to the gym like you said you would. At least bathing suit season is over.

It is in the spirit of those hardcore fans that I present this list of the five best reasons to continue watching the Toronto Blue Jays 2013 season.

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Sept 2nd v Diamondbacks

Batter pLI WPA
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
Total 0.57 -0.073 Total 1.36 0.573

Bests / Worsts of the game after the jump!
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Aug 21 v Yankees

Batter pLI WPA
Reyes – SS 0.97 -0.053
DeRosa – 2B 1.35 -0.107
Davis – RF/CF 1.22 -0.025
Encarnacion – DH 0.90 -0.089
Lind – 1B 1.10 -0.021
Lawrie – 3B 1.37 -0.031
Thole – C 1.56 0.040
Pillar – LF 1.33 -0.010
Gose – CF 1.19 -0.060
Sierra – PH/RF 2.74 0.013 Pitcher pLI WPA
Kawasaki – 2B/SS 1.85 -0.056 Dickey – SP 1.16 -0.101
Total 1.32 -0.399 Total 1.16 -0.101

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August 20 vs Yankees Game 1

Batter pLI WPA
Reyes – SS 0.79 0.086
Davis – CF / RF 1.12 0.037
Bautista – RF 0.85 -0.015
Gose – CF 0.98 -0.020
Encarnacion – DH 0.96 0.002
Lind – 1B 1.46 0.060 Pitcher pLI WPA
Lawrie – 3B 2.04 -0.078 Rogers – SP 0.95 -0.047
Izturis – 2B 1.09 0.084 Cecil – RP 2.53 0.059
Thole – C 1.07 -0.165 Wagner – RP 1.70 -0.415
Pillar – LF 0.70 -0.034 Weber – RP 0.28 -0.054
Total 1.13 -0.043 Total 0.87 -0.457

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August 14 v Red Sox

Batter pLI WPA
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
Total 1.16 0.241 Total 1.68 0.259

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Aug 7th v Mariner

Batter pLI WPA
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
Total 1.16 0.375 Total 0.91 -0.875

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August 5th v Mariners

Batter pLI WPA
Reyes – SS 1.87 0.164
Davis – LF 1.41 -0.160
Bautista – RF 0.78 0.030
Encarnacion – DH 1.92 0.087
Lind – 1B 1.82 -0.082
DeRosa – PH / 1B 5.91 0.355
Rasmus – CF 1.14 -0.102
Izturis – 2B 1.19 -0.113 Pitcher pLI WPA
Lawrie – 3B 0.85 0.265 Dickey – SP 1.20 0.139
Thole – C 1.46 -0.148 Loup – RP 0.45 0.011
Arencibia – PH / C 0.28 -0.007 Janssen – RP 0.87 0.060
Total 1.48 0.291 Total 1.15 0.209

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