Splitsville

Here’s a look at some interesting Blue Jays splits (numbers entering action Sunday) …

It appears Aaron Hill prefers hitting under the artificial lights as opposed to in natural daylight. The 27-year-old is batting .341 (71-for-208) with 12 home runs, 39 RBI and a .929 OPS in night games this season. In day games, he’s posted just a .240 (29-for-121) average, a .295 on-base percentage and .683 OPS. He didn’t have much trouble with the daylight Sunday afternoon though. His first two at-bats resulted in homers No. 18 and 19.

Meanwhile, Lyle Overbay is the complete opposite. He has huge numbers during day games this season: .353 BA (24-for-68), .477 OBP, 1.183 OPS, but mediocre numbers during night contests: .235 BA (27-for-115), .353 OBP, .770 OPS.

The saying ‘home sweet home’ does not apply to Jays’ shortstop Marco Scutaro. That’s because the 33-year-old is batting just .253 (37-for-146) at home this year. Away from the Rogers Centre though, Scutaro is hitting .331 (51-for-154) with a .420 on-base percentage and an .868 OPS.

Alex Rios, meanwhile, enjoys playing in front of the hometown crowd. The 28-year-old is actually hitting over .300 at home this year — .307 (46-for-150). He’s also hit eight of his nine home runs and swiped 10 of his 13 stolen bases at home this season. On the road, Rios is hitting just .232 (36-for-155) with a .287 on-base percentage.

Perhaps the biggest difference when it comes to home-road performance is owned by Vernon Wells. He’s hitting a dismal .174 (25-for-144) with a .256 on-base percentage and a .555 OPS at home this season. Away from the Rogers Centre though, Wells has put up much better numbers: .321 BA (53-for-165), .485 slugging percentage and an .839 OPS.

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