Alek Manoah looks his best as he leaps onto the Yankee Stadium mound. Indeed, in four outings in the den of the Bronx Bombers, the young right-hander has a record of two wins and an earned run average of 1.52, while limiting the opponent to an offensive performance of .146.< /strong>
In his first 26 outings, Manoah allowed just 126 hits in 163 innings.
He struck out 153 batters and walked just 40, displaying excellent shooting control.
In addition, former Kansas City Royals Whit Merrifield fired his first homer in a Jays uniform against the Yankees on August 21. It was his seventh of the season and his first since August 1.
Meanwhile, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to resonate his batting with 27 long balls and 81 RBIs.< /p>
As receiver, Danny Jansen was charged with five blunders in 46 games. Overall, the Jays have committed 68 blunders in their first 134 games this season.
Unsurprisingly, Bo Bichette is the most error-prone shortstop with 16 , especially because of his great fighting spirit.
The Jays hit and throw!
The Toronto squad also dominates in terms of the offensive average per team with a performance of .260. In their first 134 games, they amassed 428 more than one base hits, producing 614 runs.
Meanwhile, their pitchers are averaging 3.85 earned runs collectively. They left 1,027 batters in the dust and walked 409.
Jackie Bradley Jr. returned to Fenway Park for the first time in a visiting club uniform. He's the active leader in triples with 15 and has hit 45 homers there.
Kirk leads Russell Martin
While size doesn't equal speed, receiver Alejandro Kirk has 13 infield hits since the start of the the campaign, which put him ahead of Russell Martin in this regard among Blue Jays receivers.
Martin had 12 in 2015, while posting an offensive performance of .240. This season, Kirk has 13 with a .292 offensive average.
Pat Borders had 11 in 1992 with an offensive performance of .240 while J.-P. Arencibia had 10 in 2013 as did John Buck in 2010.
Besides, the Jays really dominate the Red Sox this season as they have won eight of their first nine games at Fenway Park, scoring 68 points while allowing only 25 to their opponents.
Moreover, in terms of earned run average, the Jays are first in the American League with an average of 1.29, followed by the Rays at 1.55 and the Tigers at 1.59.
Adam Cimber is becoming more and more of a reliever as he already claims 10 wins in this role. He is thus part of a group of six relievers in the history of the Jays to have signed at least ten victories in the same season, namely Dennis Lamp (1985), Mark Eichhorn (1986-87), Jeff Musselman (1987), Mike Timlin (1991) and Paul Quantrill (2001).
For his part, George Springer has been on fire since his return to the game, because in the seven games since his injury, he had 15 hits in 25 at bats for an average of .600 with three doubles and a triple.
A very long single
Oneil Cruz of the Pittsburgh Pirates found a way to stand out in a losing cause against the Atlanta Braves on August 24 by hitting a ball at 122.4 miles per hour, or about 197 km/h, a record. The mark to beat since the Statcast era – and eight of the 10 most powerful strikes of all time – belonged to Giancarlo Stanton. The New York Yankees slugger hit the ball 14 times at over 120 mph, but never as hard as his dolphin. It must be said that at 6'7″ and 220 lbs, Cruz has what it takes to succeed in the longball category. The shortstop player has only about sixty games under the tie. With one ball and two strikes against him in the third inning, the 23-year-old hit Kyle Wright's pitch with the power of a missile toward right field. The Dominican took a few moments to admire his shot, which did not have the sufficient angle to cross the fence of PNC Park. The ball even ricocheted off the wall before being caught by the outfielder, who immediately sent it to second base. Cruz thus stopped at first base, with a single.
Since joining the Blue Jays starting rotation on June 6, Ross Stripling has gone 6-3 with a 3.14 ERA. In 14 starts, he has limited batters to .216 offensive output. In season, the big right-hander was involved in 27 games, including 19 as a starter. He went 107 innings on the mound, allowing just 92 hits and just nine homers. He walked just 19 and struck out 94.
LaRussa on the diamond
Chicago White Sox manager Tony LaRussa will have to leave for medical reasons and his assistant, Miguel Cairo, will replace him during his absence. LaRussa will go for tests at his personal doctor in Arizona. The White Sox offered no further explanation. The news was announced after the game on August 30. In his pre-game meeting with his general manager Rick Hahn, he showed no signs of illness. LaRussa and Sparky Anderson are the only managers to win American and National League honors. LaRussa got his first managerial job at age 34, when the White Sox promoted him from AAA to the majors to replace Don Kessinger. Over the past eight seasons, LaRussa has compiled a record of 522 wins and 510 losses. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.
Ohtani is acting up again
The famous Japanese Shohei Ohtani became the first player of the majors to post a record of 30 home runs as a batter and ten wins as a pitcher. Ohtani is also the first Japanese-born player with at least 30 home runs in two consecutive seasons. His name is in the record books for a very long time. He accomplished this feat on August 31 at the expense of the New York Yankees.
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