Week #22: August 26-September 1 In Review

Week in Review

Out of contention themselves, the Jays managed to deal some blows this week to a couple of teams that are still trying to climb back into the race. Aided by strong pitching (a rarity this year) and perhaps a bit of luck (they went 4-2 despite being outscored) Toronto managed to take 2 of 3 from both the Yankees and the Royals.


By The Numbers

  • Record: 4 wins / 2 losses
  • Runs: 15 RF / 18 RA
  • Batting: .243 / .305 / .342 (.647 OPS); 1 HR, 12 BB, 33 SO, .303 BABIP
  • Basestealing: 0 SB / 1 CS
  • Pitching:  3.20 ERA, .295 BABIP, 7.6 K/9; 0.8 HR/9

Honour Roll

  • Edwin Encarnacion: .313 / .450 / .563 (1.013 OPS);  1 HR / 4 BB / 1 K
  • Todd Redmond: 1-0 0.00 ERA; 0.714 WHIP; 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 5 K 


Roster Moves

On Monday the team designated Chien-Ming Wang for assignment as Aaron Loup returned from the paternity list. Wang was later assigned to Buffalo.

On Wednesday the club announced that Josh Johnson would not return this season. It will be interesting to see whether the team decides to make a qualifying offer to the talented pitcher who struggled severely in his first year with the club.

Dustin McGowan and Steve Delabar were recalled on Sunday. No corresponding moves were necessary as rosters expand for September.

Random News & Thoughts

John Lott checked in on Tuesday with an article about Ryan Goins’ start with the club. Lott also wrote about the news that Brandon Morrow may need surgery.

At Drunk Jays Fans, Andrew Stoeten wrote a comprehensive piece looking at the decisions the Jays face this offseason.

Speaking of which, Jonah Keri has a piece on Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka who is likely to join the MLB ranks next year.

As the Jays announced that they have extended their partnership with the Buffalo Bisons this week, Minor Leaguer brings us an interview with GM Mike Buczkowski.

Ben Nicholson-Smith offered up a great look at the decision the Jays face with respect to Adam Lind’s option.

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One Response to “Week #22: August 26-September 1 In Review”
  1. After revamping their bullpen in the offseason with the additions of Francisco Cordero and closer Sergio Santos, the Blue Jays felt that they finally had a club that could compete with the likes of the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays. While they began the season with a 2-2 mark – better than both the Yankees and the Red Sox – a number of questions remain. New closer Santos has yielded 4 earned runs in 2.1 innings, while sluggers Adam Lind and J.P. Arencibia both sport batting averages below .200 through the first week of the season.

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