On the heels of a four-game losing streak and losing six of seven overall, a four-game set in Tropicana Field is not the most ideal place for any team to hit the refresh button. Nor is it an ideal spot for a pitcher to carry a scoreless innings streak.
The Blue Jays found themselves in both of those ordeals, and they came out on the losing side of them both so to speak. The Rays broke Chris Bassitt’s scoreless innings streak in the second inning en route to defeating Toronto 6-3 tonight in the series opener from St. Petersburg.
Bassitt pitched a clean first inning to get his streak to 28 frames, but a critical error from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. led to three runs from the Rays in the second inning to put them safely ahead and in control of the game from there. Toronto trailed 6-2 entering the final inning, but they were able to drive in a couple runs on an RBI single from Brandon Belt and a solo home run from Daulton Varsho. They were able to load the bases with two outs with Bo Bichette at the plate – a very ideal situation – but he grounded out to the p …
Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation