Kevin Gausman pitched a quality start, Blue Jays fail to capitalize on their 10 walks, as Toronto falls 4-1 to the Cardinals

Well, that game was especially brutal.

The Blue Jays lost 4-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon, but the score wasn’t particularly brutal. It was because the Blue Jays probably should have won that game. Let’s look at today’s player of the game, as well as things worth mentioning.
Blue Jays Nation’s player of the game: Kevin Gausman
While Gausman technically allowed three runs, none were earned. On top of that, he struck out seven batters, while allowing just one walk.
Gausman’s splitter is his best pitch, but his other two pitches aren’t talked about enough. His fastball, which averages in the mid-90s generated 4 whiffs (30 total swings), while his slider generated three whiffs on four total swings.
In total, Gausman had 10 swings and misses, which was a game-high.

His second strikeout comes on an 85.1 mph splitter.
— Brennan Delaney (@Brennan_L_D) April 1, 2023

Things worth mentioning:
The Blue Jays couldn’t capitalize on walks, which in the end sunk them. Despite reaching base seven different times in the first three innings (six walks, one hit batter), the Jays only registered three hits all game, being no-hit until the seventh. Saturday afternoon was a far cry from their 19 hits and going 5-16 with runners in scoring position on Thursday.
Matt Chapman made an uncharacteristic error that eventually sunk the Blue Jays. He struggled to transfer the ball from his glove to his hand and then rushed the throw to first base. On the next play, he attempted to throw his glove at the ball on a ground ball down the left field line. Check that out in the clip below.

Matt Chapman just tossed his glove at the ball lol
— Brennan Delaney (@Brennan_L_D) April 1, 2023

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