Do the Jays get Shut Down by Lousy Pitchers?
First, the # of times that a pitcher in the labeled ERA ranges has shut down the Jays to less than 3 runs:
That’s a little useless though because each range has a different number of pitchers in it (you can get an idea of how many by the distance between bars though). A little clearer is the % of times that a pitcher in each group has shut down the Jays- and instead of using 1 or two runs, I’ve defined that as less than an ERA of 3 if they had pitched the entire game.
This uses the same groups, I’m just too lazy to mark them again. Again, except for Jackson and Weaver in the 5.26-5.75 range, nothing really stands out here, and the Jays get shut down at a steadily increasing clip as the opposing pitchers get better. Everything just seems more frustrating and ironic when your team can’t hit period (see: Jays’ “lack of clutch hitting” when they hit a LOT better with RISP).