Ryu Hyun-jin will return in the second half. Alec Manoa and Jose Berrios are sluggish. Yusei Kikuchi has his ups and downs. There is a savior who appeared in this situation.
Chris Bassett (34, Toronto Blue Jays) started on the 25th (Korean time) in the 2023 major league home game against the Chicago White Sox held at Toronto Rogers Center, Ontario, Canada, with 3 hits, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6⅓ innings. 3 wins (2 losses) in the season.
Bassett left the New York Mets for three years and $63 million (about 83.9 billion won) in the 2022-2023 free agent market and made a fresh start in Toronto. He went 1-1 with an ERA of 5.60 in 5 exhibition games. On the 3rd, his official debut match against the St. Louis Cardinals, he became a losing pitcher with 10 hits (4 homers) and 9 runs in 3⅓ innings, amplifying his anxiety.
But after that day, he became a completely different pitcher. On the 8th, against the Los Angeles Angels, he reported his first win after transferring with 3 hits, 5 strikeouts, 5 walks and 3 runs (2 earned) in 6 innings. He did not lose the match against the Detroit Tigers on the 14th, but threw well with 4 hits, 7 strikeouts, 4 walks and 2 runs in 6 innings. On the 19th, against the Houston Astros, he pitched his best pitch after transferring with 3 hits, 5 strikeouts, 1 walk and no run in 6⅓ innings.스포츠토토
And on this day, he succeeded in quality starts in four consecutive games. Due to his poor debut, his earned run average is still 4.82. However, his 4-game earned run average, minus his debut, is 2.19. Most stable with Kevin Gaussman, now in his second season in Toronto.
Bassett had a four-seam high of 94 mph that day, but he didn’t use it much. Sinker was only in the low 90s. Instead, he used a cutter, slider, changeup, curveball, and even a sweeper to show off his flamboyant pitching design. The curve slowed down to a whopping 69 miles (about 111 km). In the 3rd inning, the 92 mile sinker, which was used on Andrew Bourne, was driven to the middle and hit a two-run four, but it did not shake again after that.
In the era of 160 km, Bassett unfolds the Heo Heo Sil Sil operation with a 111 km curve. In the end, pitching design and commands are the key, but recently I’ve definitely gained a sense of stability. This style is best for 3-4 starters. Can Toronto recover 83.9 billion won over three years? Hopeful.