Coming into tonight’s game, the Blue Jays had been outscored 17-3 in their last two games, and they were looking to Chris Bassitt to turn things in the right direction. His first start of the season is starting to look like an anomaly, as he has now put together three consecutive quality starts including tonight’s outing, which contributed to a 4-2 Blue Jays win on Tuesday night over the Astros.
Blue Jays Nation’s Player of the Game: Chris Bassitt
Amidst some inconsistency and uncertainty in the rotation, Bassitt is starting to look like the consistent pitcher he has been for the past several seasons. Tonight was no exception, as he pitched 6.1 innings of 3-hit ball, which was much needed after Kevin Gausman only lasted 4.2 innings last night.
Bassitt did not allow a baserunner until the 4th inning when he walked Yordan Alvarez on a full count. It was a “vintage Bassitt” kind of night for him as far as his pitch mix goes. His best pitch of the night was his curveball, generating four whiffs and zero hits from it. He also was very effective with his pitch count, as he had three innings in which he threw 9 pitches or less.
All in all, Bassitt’s fin …
Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation