It was only a matter of time before the number of injuries and the inexperience of the starting pitching began to creep up and effect the overall performance of the team. I was curious to see if there was a certain aspect that I could pinpoint and attribute to the 9 game losing skid they are on and my analysis left me with an array of results. Here are some stats from the following 9 games that have all resulted in a Blue Jays loss:
BOS: 2-1 6 LOB 1 Error Bullpen:Good
BOS: 8-3 11 LOB Starter only went 4.2 Bullpen: Good
BOS: 5-1 12 LOB Starter only went 4.1 Bullpen: Good
ATL: 1-0 4 LOB Bullpen: 1ER Pitching duel
ATL: 4-3 7 LOB Bullpen 1ER
ATL: 10-2 11 LOB Starter only went 5 innings Bullpen 8ER Offense: 10 hits and 2 runs
BAL: 4-1 9 LOB Bullpen: 2ER
BAL: 7-2 10 LOB Starter went 5.1 with 5ER Bullpen: 2 ER
BAL: 12-10 7 LOB Bullpen: 9ER
- The 9 games were all lost on the road. The Jays are 16-6 at home while 11-17 on the road.
- Roy Halladay is one of their only starters to give the team length in an outing. The inexperience of their starting pitching (due to injuries) has led Gaston in having to go to the bullpen early in the game. This appears to have weakened their bullpen and could be the cause for them preforming so bad as of late.
- The offense has been leaving entirely too many guys on base. During their losing streak of 9 straight games, the Jays have left 7 or more guys on base in 7/9 games.