Blue Jays bats fall silent as the Tigers avoid the sweep with a 3-1 win

Last night, the Blue Jays waited until the 9th inning to rally past the Tigers. Tonight, they had an opportunity to do the same thing, but they didn’t have the same luck. The Blue Jays went 1-for-12 with RISP as they failed to complete a sweep of the Tigers with a 3-1 loss on Thursday night.

Toronto outhit Detroit 8-7, but only had one extra-base hit, a double by Brandon Belt. They were neutralized by Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull, who effectively used his fastball-slider mix to keep the Blue Jays off of the scoreboard for most of his outing.
Blue Jays Nation’s Player of the Game: Chris Bassitt
After getting obliterated by the Cardinals in his first start, Bassitt has put up two consecutive solid outings. Tonight, he tossed six innings, allowing two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts. While his ERA is still high at 7.63, he’s only allowed four runs in his last twelve innings pitched. I’d say he’s instilling more and more confidence from the fans as the outings go on.
We know that Bassitt throws a multitude of pitches, but he had them working tonight, striking out batters with the sinker, s …

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Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation

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