Monday, May 19, 2008

That Hurts - Part 3

“I don’t know if we have the luxury of waiting two to three months for someone to kick in because we can’t let this league or this division get away from us." -J.P. Riccardi

Days since Frank Thomas was released : 30

Blue Jays' record since Frank Thomas last appeared in their lineup : 15-14

Number of times Blue Jays have scored more than 5 runs : 4 in 29 games

Frank Thomas's batting line since his release : .269/.390/.343

Shannon Stewart's batting line since Thomas's release : .253/.321/.333

Stew's picked it up a bit lately, but not by much. Both players basically sat all weekend during that despicable sideshow of interleague play. Mench and Wilkerson haven't done much yet.


Rob said...

Apologies for stealing your bit, but we passed another 10 days today. Also, the weather's crappy here. Some holiday Monday...

Dave Till said...

I'm not a huge fan of Stewart (in his current incarnation), but it's not as if the Jays gave all of Thomas's playing time to Shannon. Matt Stairs was never going to be a full-time outfielder, and he's getting more at-bats now that the Big Hurt is gone. And Mr. Stairs is doing quite well with them, thank you.

Thomas is hitting a bit better in Oakland, but he's slugging .341 in May. He's like Lyle Overbay, but without the defence, and with about 23% of the foot speed.