The offence for the Blue Jays has been up and down all season long. It has been a roller coaster ride, from the offensive outburst in May to the struggles of August. Throughout the season, the team has displayed its power, with several players having hit double-digit home runs.
Here’s a look at how the Jays’ offence performed each month of the season up until August:
April: Hot start for the offence, but the pitching struggles meant the Jays finished the month with a 12-14 record. The team clubbed 31 home runs in April, fourth most in the league. The offence averaged 4.61 runs per game in April.
May: The best month for the offence by far. The Jays lead the league in most offensive categories in May: runs scored (165), hits (285), home runs (48), RBIs (157), batting average (.276), slugging percentage (.486), and OPS (.829). The offensive outburst was a big reason the team went 21-9 in May. The Jays averaged 5.5 runs per game in May.
June: Offence regressed to the mean. The Jays scored 105 runs and hit 28 home runs in June, which is a big drop-off from May. The team played to a 12-15 record, but still maintained first place. The Jays averaged 3.88 runs per game in June.
July: The offence shows more life than last month, scoring 120 runs, fourth most in the league. In addition, the team boasted the best batting average in any month, at .281. Better offensive numbers meant the Jays finished July with a 15-11 record. The team averaged 4.61 runs per game in July, the same as April.
August: The worst month for the offence by far is reflected on the team’s 9-17 record. The Jays scored the least runs in the league in August (82) and hit the least home runs (15). The team collectively struggled to get on base, as evidenced by their .293 OBP this month. The Jays averaged 3.28 runs per game in August.