Chris Bassitt’s second shutout of his career toronto blue jays 3-0 win over visiting atlanta braves In the first match of the three-match series on Friday night
George Springer gave up the tiebreaking single in the fifth inning, and Doulton Worshow homered in the eighth for Toronto, who improved to 10–3 at home.
Bassitt (5-2) allowed two hits and two walks and struck out eight, tying Atlanta fireballer Spencer Strider. Basit threw 103 pitches and extended his scoreless streak to 20 innings, winning his fourth consecutive decision.
Bassett’s second shutout came on May 27, 2021, when he was a member of the Oakland Athletics. On that occasion, he gave up two hits and one walk while striking out nine in a 5–0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
The complete-game shutout was the first for Toronto since Mark Buehrle blanked the Washington Nationals on June 3, 2015.
In the ninth inning on Friday, Bassett retired Matt Olson on a grounder to second and struck out Austin Riley and Sean Murphy to complete his gem.
Eddie Rosario and Ronald Acuna Jr. had the Atlanta Hits.
Strider (4-1) struck out 12 over 6 2/3 innings in just 46 2/3 frames to push his season numbers to a major-league-high 79. He was charged with two runs and gave up five hits and one walk.
Bassett retired the first 13 batters he faced before Rosario doubled with one out in the fifth. Braves The bases were eventually loaded with two outs before Orlando Arcia fouled to right.
blue Jays Pushed past one run at the end of the innings after the first two batsmen had retired
Whit Merrifield singled to right and stole second, and Kevin Kiermaier followed with a one-out walk. Springer came up and singled to left to score Merrifield and give Toronto a 1–0 lead. Kiermeier was thrown out at the plate on the play.
Strider gave up a one-out double to Brandon Belt in the seventh, and then struck out Merrifield to complete his outing. Danny Young walked Kieremeyer and Springer and then broke open on a wild pitch that allowed pinch runner Nathan Luks to score.
Vershow blasted Kirby Yates to center off in the eighth with one out. The homer was Vershow’s sixth of the season.
– Field Level Media