The Toronto Blue Jays once again brought heat in the final game of the series, scorching the Boston Red Sox lineup with a final score of 13-1. It’s ironic how the Jays had difficulty beating the Red Sox all season and now they achieved the legendary sweep. Everyone in the Jays lineup scored a run in the game but we must give special credit to certain players for helping the Jays sweep the Red Sox. Shall we take a look at who stood out in the game?
The Stars of the Blue Jays Sweep of the Red Sox
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 6, 2023
Davis Schneider strikes once again and makes history, fame, and fortune for the Jays. He got himself in the big baseball books by being the first rookie in MLB to record two home runs, and nine hits, in his first three games. I’m sure those who thought otherwise about his capabilities are embarrassed. Schneider crushed his second home run of the season in the fourth inning of the game and he went four-for-five on the day recording four RBIs. In addition, his home run was certainly not a soft one.
It measured 425 feet, so let’s not be fooled by his small height. Clearly, he has a lot more power than many anticipated. And we know what they say, big things come in small packages. He also demonstrated a lot of strike-zone discipline and his swing was very compact. As well, he exhibited that he doesn’t shy away from adjusting his swing.
Chris Bassitt, Wicked 75mph Sweeper. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/O05n3sIeby
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 6, 2023
While the Jays offense was on fire, we cannot go without paying tribute to Chris Bassitt. He left Red Sox hitters unsteady as well as mystifying them. He pitched seven solid innings and deserves a lot of credit for giving the Jays their third win in a row. There was nothing bad about this outing from him, as he had a filthy breaking ball and a beautiful curve ball.
Bassitt was a menace on the mound picking up his 11th win of the season. It was really nice to see Bassitt bounce back from his last outing where he allowed four earned runs. You could even see when Bassitt wasn’t delivering perfect pitches how hard he was on himself. This is a pitcher that aims for the best and the best is exactly what he brought to the mound.
Matt Chapman hits a double off the monster to put the Jays in front!
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Matt Chapman finished off the day recording one run, two hits, and three RBIs, and best of all he did not strike out. Chapman has really been heating it up and having himself a great season offensively and defensively. He is a double-machine monster and recorded his 35th double of the season.
He is currently in second place behind Freddie Freeman for hitting the most doubles in MLB this season. He delivered a clutch hit with RISP and two outs in the fifth inning. It was very surprising that the Red Sox pitched to him with first base open. But at the end of the day, one team’s loss is another’s gain.
Did someone say sweep?
THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS SWEEP THE BOSTON RED SOX AT FENWAY. DAVIS SCHNEIDER ROOKIE OF YEAR. CHRIS BASSITT MASTERCLASS. AN OLD FASHIONED DOG WALKING. PLAY PUMP IT UP pic.twitter.com/ZCnfQm7wwF
— Gate 14 Podcast (@Gate14Pod) August 6, 2023
What an amazing weekend it was for the bluebirds. Sweeping the Red Sox and making headlines in sports media. Everything just went right for them and their bats just continued to come alive. This is the Jays team that fans have been waiting for.
Davis Schneider made history, Bassitt crushed his pitching and Matt Chapman opened up the scoring for the Jays and delivered quality hits. While these players stood out, there were many other players that played well. The Jays struggles with RISP just vanished in this series and it was a beautiful sight to see.
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