TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Previewing Sunday's Pirates-Blue Jays game

Pirates/MLB Videos

Pirates podcasts

  • Loading...
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 5:57 p.m.
 

• Toronto's biggest liability the past two weeks has been its bullpen. Closer Casey Janssen (oblique) has been out the past month. The bullpen has MLB's fourth-worst WHIP (1.49), the third-worst BB/9 (4.81) and the third-most homers allowed (12). Over the past 15 games, the relievers have a combined 6.61 ERA with seven homers allowed, five blown saves and a 1.68 WHIP.

• Over the first 12 games this season, Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion hit .174 and did not drive in a run. Since then, he's batting .308 (20 for 65) and plated 17 runs in 17 games. Through Friday, he had knocked in a run in six straight games. Encarnacion has hit .342 with 11 homers and a 1.117 OPS in his past 29 interleague games.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Biertempfel: Low turnover helps keep Pirates’ chemistry intact
  2. Marte jump-starts Pirates in win over Brewers
  3. Pirates notebook: Is it time for Kang to head to Indy?
  4. Pirates pitchers have margin for error, in mphs, and they need it
  5. Pirates minor league report: Rapid advancement to test Tucker
  6. Gameday: Pirates vs. Brewers, April 19, 2015
  7. Sanchez odd man out with Pirates recalling Stewart
  8. Pirates love home cooking provided at PNC Park
  9. Gameday: Pirates vs. Tigers, April 15, 2015
  10. Marte’s bat, Worley’s arm show improvement in Pirates win
  11. Fans of Pirates embrace PNC Park home opener, hope for great season