The Chicago White Sox entered tonight’s contest losers of six of their last seven games. Furthermore, they are missing a couple of their everyday players, giving the Blue Jays an opportunity to start this home stand on the right note.
They got yet another great start from Chris Bassitt as well as tremendous output from the bottom of the order – two really big contributing factors to their 5-2 win over Chicago on Monday night.
Blue Jays Nation’s Player of the Game: Chris Bassitt
Bassitt throwing consistently good outings is starting to become the norm now. Toronto’s newest rotation member has tossed four consecutive quality starts, including tonight’s game in which he was the winning pitcher of record. For the night, Bassitt threw 6.1 innings allowing three hits, two earned runs, three walks, and four strikeouts.
Bassitt’s ERA has dwindled all the way down to 4.82, a dramatic improvement since the 24.30 ERA he had after his blunder in St. Louis to start his season. Bassitt featured his wide array of pitches, including mixing his speeds. For example, a first-inning Andrew Vaughn at-bat featured three straight pitches within 89-93 mph, but the putaway pitch was a sweep …
Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation