Blue Jays pitcher Chris Bassitt throws dugout tantrum

Blue Jays starting pitcher Chris Bassitt took out his frustrations in the dugout after a tough first inning on Sunday. (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Blue Jays beginning pitcher Chris Bassitt took out his frustrations within the dugout after a troublesome first inning on Sunday. (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports activities)

The Toronto Blue Jays misplaced a roller-coaster game to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, and the tone for the wild affair at Rogers Centre was set within the first inning.

After retiring the primary two Mariners hitters, Blue Jays starter Chris Bassitt appeared to strike out Jarred Kelenic on an inside pitch that appeared to catch the sting of the zone. Bassitt did not get the decision and proceeded to stroll Kelenic.

Bassitt then issued one other stroll to Cal Raleigh earlier than hitting Teoscar Hernandez with a pitch. Taylor Trammell stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and made the veteran hurler pay by hitting a grand slam to stake the guests to an early 4-0 lead.

As soon as Bassitt retired the facet and returned to the dugout, he presumably watched the replay of the borderline name to Kelenic that ended up extending the inning. The 34-year-old was livid with what he noticed and smashed the pill.

Toronto’s offence instantly picked up its rattled starter and trimmed the deficit to 4-2 within the backside of the primary. A 3-run homer from Bo Bichette put the Blue Jays forward 5-4 within the second body earlier than the staff tacked on three extra runs within the third to increase the result in 8-4.

Bassitt rebounded properly after the disastrous first inning and did not permit one other run for the remainder of his outing. He exited after 5 innings and in line for the win as Toronto maintained its four-run cushion.

The Blue Jays’ bullpen had different concepts, although.

Every reliever that adopted Bassitt allowed at the very least one run as Seattle got here again to tie the sport 8-8 earlier than Raleigh delivered the decisive blow on a two-run dwelling run within the tenth. The Blue Jays could not muster something within the backside half of the body as they failed to comb Seattle and noticed their six-game win streak come to an finish.

Bassitt bit his tongue in his post-game media availability, declining to lash out at dwelling plate umpire Mark Carlson for the pricey error.

The suitable-hander’s Blue Jays tenure bought off to a rocky begin when he was shelled for 9 runs within the third sport of the season in opposition to the St. Louis Cardinals on April 2, however then logged 4 consecutive high quality begins earlier than Sunday’s outing. He now owns a 5.18 ERA on the season.

The Toledo, Ohio native signed a three-year, $63-million deal with Toronto within the offseason.

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