| Sports

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

Previewing Sunday's Pirates-Blue Jays game

Pirates/MLB Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

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. Are Pirates better positioned to win it all this postseason?
  2. Burnett pitches well in farewell, but Pirates lose to Reds
  3. Pirates fans on edge as season again coming down to wild card
  4. Starting 9: How can the Pirates catch the Cardinals in the future?
  5. Pirates notebook: It’s official: Cole to start wild-card game against Cubs
  6. Gameday: Pirates vs. Reds, Oct. 4, 2015
  7. Marte’s 2-run homer in 12th polishes off Reds
  8. Pirates notebook: Morton traces struggles to mechanics of delivery
  9. Gameday: Pirates vs. Reds October 3, 2015
  10. Cardinals clinch NL Central by beating Pirates in 2nd game of doubleheader
  11. Gameday: Pirates vs. Cardinals, Sept, 30, 2015