Halfway there guys. If you haven't heard this before, you need to: Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint.
I won't bore you with a complete recap. I just have a few observation that I wish to share and hopefully get some feedback from you.
Your Toronto Blue Jays are 41 - 40. We are 8 games out of first place and 7.5 out of the wildcard. That is way better than I had envisioned.
Our record against right handed pitchers is 34 - 27. That win total is tied for second best in the Majors.
We are 10 - 15 in one run games and are 21 for 30 in save opportunities yet our closer is tied with the great (puke) Mariano Rivera in saves with 18.
We lead the league in home runs as a team with 115 yet our average is .238 which is third from the bottom.
Jose Bautista is tied for the Major League lead in home runs with 20. He has also chipped in 50 RBI.
Vernon Wells is 1 behind him with 19. He is 5th in doubles and is 15th with a .548 slugging percentage.
Didn't see that coming.
Aaron Hill is hitting .192 and has a .280 on base percentage.
Adam Lind is hitting .205 and has a .264 on base percentage.
Didn't see that coming either.
Our starting pitching has been rock solid:
Now Just Imagine If:
- our stars were being our stars
- we had a competent field manager
- we had a decent closer
- still had Roy Halladay