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Blue Jays relievers in May

June 1st, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

What a difference a month makes. In April we were 8-17. In May 18-10.

Our pitchers had a 4.14 ERA in April, 4.03 in May. Our bullpen was much better in May, 3.06 ERA compared to a 4.70 mark in April, but then the starters had a much worse month 4.73 ERA, after 3.77 in April, but then we had 3 injuries in the starting rotation.

With how bad the starting pitching has been, the relievers have pitched a lot. 103 innings this month, averaging 3.7 innings a game. You gotta imagine they can’t keep up that work load for long without the performance suffering.

Let’s look at our bullpen:

Roberto Osuna:

April: 5.62 ERA, 3 saves, 3 blown saves. Batters hit .313/.303/.469.

May: 1.42 ERA, 8 saves, no blown saves. Batters hit .159/.196/.250.

A rough April, followed by a great May, pretty much the way the team went. Getting the 2 strikeouts to end the game, yesterday, was pretty amazing. You think that he works best under …

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Tags: Aaron Loup, Danny Barnes, Dominic Leone, J.P. Howell, Jason Grilli, Joe Smith, Roberto Osuna, Ryan Tepera

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