Halladay! Celebrate!

In what may have been his last start as a Blue Jay (though we don’t think so), ace Roy Halladay showed off his stuff to the numerous scouts in attendance at Rogers Centre Sunday afternoon, improving his record to 11-3 with a complete game victory over the Boston Red Sox.

With the 3-1 win, Toronto improved its record to 45-47 and have officially got out to a good start in the second half of the season, taking two of three over the AL-best Red Sox. Here’s a glance at some notable numbers …

3 – Straight games missed now by Vernon Wells, who is suffering from a stomach virus.

.545 – Three-game batting average (6-for-11) for Lyle Overbay since the all-star break. On Sunday, the first baseman went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and a pair of runs scored.

11 (games) – Current hit streak for Adam Lind after the DH/OF went 1-for-4 and hit his team-leading 29th double during Sunday’s win. Interestingly enough, Lind’s average has lowered during the streak (from .310 to .304). He’s batting .265 (13-for-49) and has managed just one hit in nine of those 11 games.

21 – Consecutive hitless at-bats for Rod Barajas heading into Sunday’s action. The Jays’ catcher snapped out of that funk though, going 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs.

4 – Number of consecutive games in which all-star Aaron Hill has failed to reach base. He’s 0-for-16 during that span, dropping his season average to .284 – the lowest it’s been since April 10.

.216 – Hill’s batting average since May 24. In those 45 games, the Jays’ second baseman is 43-for-199 and has posted a dismal .259 on-base percentage. This, in contrast to his first 47 games this year: .350 (71-for-203) with a .385 on-base mark.

One Response to “Halladay! Celebrate!”

  1. Ian Says:

    Not seeing Wells for the past three days reminded me of how well the Jays played without V-Dub last year. I think it was something like 30-20 when Wells was on the DL (don’t quote me on that one). I feel more comfortable with Rios in CF anyway, and Bautista has a great arm in RF.

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