Toronto Blue Jays: 10 numbers that sum up the first 10 games of 2020

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Toronto Blue Jays’ key pitching numbers

3.87 – The Blue Jays’ team ERA, which is actually fifth-best in the American League. This gives you an idea of how competitive the team has been, while highlighting why there is so much frustration over only being 4-6.

5.14 – This is Hyun Jin Ryu’s ERA and helps highlight an underwhelming start to his first season with the Blue Jays. At least he finally managed to get his first win in his third start on Wednesday, allowing no runs and striking out eight hitters in five innings.

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3 – This relates to how many saves Blue Jays pitchers have managed in five opportunities so far this season. Despite the blow of losing regular Ken Giles to a flexor strain, Anthony Bass has provided optimism by going 2-for-2 in save opportunities. (Bass also has a 0.00 ERA in 5.1 innings of action.)

4 – The number of hits given up by Nate Pearson in 10 innings of action during his two first starts in the Majors. Pearson, who also has a 2.70 ERA, is already displaying the talent which had everyone within the organization so excited about what he could do for the team.

To summarize, it is clear to see it’s the pitching which is keeping the Blue Jays in games so far this season. If the overall hitting can improve even a little bit — which the team is more than capable of doing — they actually have an excellent chance to realistically contend for a postseason spot in this year’s expanded playoff format.

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What is your opinion of the Toronto Blue Jays’ start to the 2020 season? Are there any other significant numbers you would include, which help sum up their 4-6 record through 10 games? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.