After an error, it leads to a run, and the Toronto Blue Jays’ losing streak is getting longer.
Toronto lost 4-6 in an away game against the 2023 Major League Tampa Bay Race held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA on the 23rd (Korean time).
Chris Bassett, who started the mound on the first day of the four away games, became the losing pitcher with 7 hits (3 homers), 4 strikeouts, 1 walk and 6 runs (2 earned runs) in 6⅓ innings.
He conceded after a disappointing error. In the bottom of the second inning with a score of 0-0, Toronto starter Bassett gave up a double to Randy Arozarena. Afterwards, Isaac Paredis had to pay a grounder and Josh Lowe struck out and seemed to overcome the run crisis, but an error came out.
Bassett released Christian Betancourt for an error at first base. Second baseman Whit Merrifield chased the ball that seemed to be headed toward Bethancourt’s center fielder, caught it, and threw it to first base. However, first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. missed the ball. The batter runner became safe.
In the meantime, third base runner Arozarena passed home. Toronto’s first run. I lost a point due to a mistake that came out of the situation after the second company. Then, Bassett committed a wild throw, and Betancourt, the first base runner, went all the way to second base. Bassett, who didn’t finish the inning on Betancourt, was hit with a two-run home run by Josh Siri. Guerrero Jr.’s one mistake resulted in the worst result of 3 runs.
Mistakes occurred in the 3rd inning. Bassitt gave up a walk to Yandy Diaz, the first batter, and sent off Wander Franco for an error. Another mistake by first baseman Guerrero Jr. In Musa 1st and 2nd base, Bassett seemed to take a breather as he dealt Brandon Lowe and Arozarena with outfield fly balls one after another,안전놀이터 but Paredis gave a timely hit and the score gap widened to 0-4.
Toronto created a chasing atmosphere with Merrifield’s two-run home run in the top of the 4th inning, but the victory was over when Bassett was hit with a solo home run by Arozarena in the bottom of the 6th inning and a solo home run by Luke Reilly in the bottom of the 7th inning. In the top of the ninth, Dolton Basho’s solo home run hit and created a chance for one out and first and second base. With Brandon Belt’s timely hit, they pursued with a two-point lead, but failed to reverse.