I was anxious in the demonstration game, but my regular season debut was also sluggish. Chris Bassett (34, Toronto Blue Jays) had the worst day.
Bassett wore a Toronto uniform for 3 years and 63 메이저사이트million dollars (about 83.2 billion won) in the 2022-2023 free agent market. He debuted with the Chicago White Sox in 2014, passed the Oakland Athletics, and joined the New York Mets in the 2022 season. He went 15-9 with a 3.42 earned run average in 30 games.
However, after wearing the Toronto uniform, I feel uneasy. He started in 4 of 5 exhibition games, and was shaken with an ERA of 5.60 with 1 win, 1 loss and 1 hold. He allowed 21 hits, 2 home runs, 8 walks and 11 runs in 17⅔ innings. 0.300 batting average and 1.42 WHIP.
On the 3rd (Korean time), an away game against the 2023 Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals was held at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Bassett became the losing pitcher with 10 hits (4 home runs) and 9 runs in 3⅓ innings. There wasn’t even a single shot, but I was beaten too many times.
Bassett was hit once the bottom of the first inning began. He gave lead-off Brandon Donovan a solo shot in the middle of the night as his first pitch changeup went high. In the bottom of the 1st inning, the lead batter hit a home run. Even after catching Alec Brulsson’s first pitch sinker with a strike, the 2-ball 91 mile four-seam went high again and was hit by a back-to-back solo shot.
It wasn’t over. After being hit by Paul Goldschmidt to the left, Bassett used a sweeper on Nolan Arenado to induce a double hit by the second baseman. However, after getting a heavy hit from Wilson Contreras, he threw a first pitch curveball to Goreman, who was surprised, and allowed a two-run four in the middle. 4 hits, 3 home runs and 4 runs in the first inning alone.
Bassit passed the 2nd inning well with a tripartite, but in the 3rd inning, Arenado hit 1 RBI in a timely manner, and after 2 outs, the cutter, which was used by Goreman, was driven to the center and hit a home run in consecutive hits. Woo Joong-wol Turunpo. In the 4th inning, Dylan Carson and Tommy Edman took hits one after another and gave up a sacrifice fly to Donovan. In the end, he could not finish the 4th inning and went down the mound. 57 pitches.
Bassett used a variety of pitches, including four-seam, sinker, changeup, cutter, splitter, and sweeper. However, he had too many balls driven to the middle or high. Ultimately Toronto’s 4-9 defeat. Toronto finished with 1 win and 2 losses in its opening 3-game road trip against St. Louis. However, with ace Alec Manoa in the opening game, concerns about the starting lineup were revealed in earnest.
Toronto’s starting lineup this season consisted of Manoa, Kevin Gausman, Bassett, Jose Berrios, and Yusei Kikuchi. Until Hyun-Jin Ryu returns in July, they must consistently digest the rotation and pitch stably. It is fortunate that Berrios and Kikuchi, who were not good last year, showed signs of reviving in the exhibition game, but the lack of room for Bassett to turn around has emerged as Toronto’s biggest concern.