It was quite the up-and-down affair this afternoon, as Seattle stole the final game of the weekend series 10-8 in 10 innings to avoid the sweep in Toronto.
Both teams scored in bunches of unanswered runs; Taylor Trammell hit a first inning grand slam to put Seattle ahead 4-0, but the Blue Jays answered with 8 runs over the next three innings to reestablish control over the game. Seattle would climb back over the course of the remaining frames, scoring six runs between the 6th and 10th inning against Toronto’s relievers.
Blue Jays Nation’s Player of the Game: Matt Chapman
There were a few, but Chapman was one of Toronto’s offensive catalysts this afternoon. His two-run double put the Blue Jays on the board in the bottom of the first, part of a 3-for-5 day with two doubles and those two RBIs. His second double led off the bottom of the 9th and served as the winning run, but the Jays were unable to capitalize.
Chapman’s afternoon keeps him atop the American League lead in batting average (.384), hits (38), and doubles (15).
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— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) April 30, 2023
Things worth mentioning
Chris Bassitt: Bassitt was solid depending on how you look at it. He went five innings, only allowed two hits, and struck out seven. Conversely, he walked four and gave up four earned runs. There is a lot of context involved with this, as all four of those r …
Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation