Bass was perfect across 1.1 innings Sunday, striking out one and earning the save against the Phillies.
Bass came into the contest with two on and two out in the eighth inning and escaped the danger with a one-pitch groundout against Jay Bruce. He then needed just 13 pitches to quickly retire the top of the Phillies lineup in the ninth to earn his sixth save of the season. Bass is sporting a 3.42 ERA and 19:6 K:BB over 23.2 innings.
Bass (2-3) allowed two runs (one earned) on a hit and a walk while recording just one out in a loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.
Bass entered with a one-run lead in the ninth inning but gave up a leadoff homer to Xander Bogaerts to tie the game. Bass then walked J.D. Martinez before Christian Vazquez reached on a fielder's choice. Vazquez would cause Bass problems, as the Red Sox catcher stole second and reached third on a throwing error by Blue Jays catcher Caleb Joseph. The collapse was complete when Vazquez scored on a Yairo Munoz fielder's choice. It was Bass's second blown save of the year. He now has a 2.79 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 19.1 innings. The 32-year-old will likely continue as the closer in the near term, but Ken Giles (forearm) will likely assume ninth-inning duties when he returns.
Bass struck out one in a perfect seventh inning Friday to record his fifth save of the season during the first game of a doubleheader against the Red Sox.
After going nearly a month without a save, Bass has now picked one up in consecutive appearances. He's been effective however he's been deployed this season, posting a 2.37 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 15:4 K:BB through 19 innings, but his flexibility will likely bump him from the closer role once Ken Giles (forearm) or Jordan Romano (finger) gets healthy.
Bass pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning Wednesday against the Marlins, leading to his fourth save of the season.
With the recent departure of Jordan Romano (finger) to the 10-day injured list and Ken Giles (forearm) still building up his arm strength, Bass has become the Blue Jays' only realistic candidate to handle the closer role in the short term. The right-hander earned his first save since Aug. 8 and as he was able to withhold a run from scoring for the first time in his last three appearances. Both Romano and Giles are expected back in 2020, but until either one of them returns, Bass figures to remain as the team's primary closer.
Bass was unavailable Monday when Jordan Romano got the save but is available Tuesday against the Red Sox and manager Charlie Montoyo said he is comfortable with either pitcher saving games, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Romano is the current Jays reliever du jour after Bass held that title a couple weeks ago. It sounds like they both will continue to get save chances in the short term, and Bass could be the guy if a save chance were to arise Tuesday. Ken Giles (forearm) continues to progress and could take the closer's job back sometime in September.
Bass (1-1) took the loss Saturday as the Blue Jays fell 2-1 to the Rays in 10 innings, allowing an unearned run on a hit and an intentional walk in two-thirds of an inning.
Brought in to get the final out of the ninth inning in a tie game, Bass returned for the 10th but couldn't hold Tampa at bay with the speedy Manuel Margot beginning the frame at second base. Despite the stumble, the right-hander still has a 2.13 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB through 12.2 innings, but manager Charlie Montoyo's recent usage of him suggests Bass is just one of the high-leverage arms, along with Jordan Romano and perhaps a couple others, who could get regular save chances for Toronto over the final part of the season.
Bass (1-0) pitched two innings, allowing just one hit and striking out three to earn the win in Tuesday's 8-7 extra-inning victory over the Orioles.
Bass was unavailable over the weekend, but he's pitched three scoreless innings in the last two games versus the Orioles. He was able to get the win Tuesday after the Blue Jays put up a run in the top of the 10th inning. Bass has a 2.45 ERA, 0.64 WHIP, nine strikeouts and three saves through 10 appearances. He should continue to be in the conversation for late-inning work when healthy.
Bass was unavailable for Sunday's doubleheader against the Rays due to back tightness, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Bass tossed a scoreless inning with one strikeout in Friday's series opener against the Blue Jays, but he apparently suffered a back issue that prevented him from entering either of the contests in Sunday's twin bill. It's unclear whether the issue will impact his availability going forward. Bass has converted on three of his four save opportunities to begin the season while also posting a 3.38 ERA and 0.75 WHIP over eight innings.
Bass pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to earn the save in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Red Sox.
Bass whiffed Christian Vazquez before getting flyouts from Kevin Pillar and Jackie Bradley to finish the inning on a mere eight pitches. The 32-year-old Bass has yet to allow a run in 6.1 innings this year, with just two hits and a walk against him so far. Expect the right-hander to continue in the closer role while Ken Giles (forearm) is out.
Bass worked around a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves on Wednesday to earn his second save of the season.
He also worked around the worst missed-strike call in MLB this season, a pitch right down the heart of the plate called a ball. Bass did not have a single swinging strike on 16 pitches, but he got the job done regardless and it's clear that he has the job pretty much all to himself while Ken Giles (forearm) is sidelined.
Bass gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his first save of the season in a 4-1 win over the Nationals.
The right-hander is the Jays' closer for now after Ken Giles (elbow) landed on the IL, and Bass had little difficulty converting his first chance. He has yet to give up a run over three appearances and 3.1 innings to begin 2020, but his 2:0 K:BB is an accurate reflection of his lack of dominance. Still, as long as he doesn't implode, he should see the bulk of the work in the ninth inning for Toronto until Giles is healthy.
Bass will be the Blue Jays' closer in the absence of Ken Giles (elbow), Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Just how long Bass will hold the role remains to be seen, as the results of Giles' MRI are not yet known. Bass saved five games for the Mariners last season but is hardly a prototypical closer, as his decent 3.56 ERA in 48 innings came with a modest 22.8 percent strikeout rate.
Bass remains among the top options to set up for Jays closer Ken Giles when the regular season finally begins.
The veteran right-hander has turned his career around the last two seasons thanks to a spike in velocity -- Bass averaged a career-high 95.4 mph with his fastball in 2019. His sinker-slider arsenal doesn't generate many whiffs, but he could be the reliever called upon in high-leverage spots when the Jays need a double play rather than a strikeout. Bass recorded career highs in saves (five) and holds (six) last season, and while he probably won't match the former, he could reach double digits for the first time in the latter category.
Bass avoided arbitration Tuesday by signing a one-year deal with the Blue Jays.
Bass will make $1.5 million in 2020, per Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca. The righty finished 2019 with a solid 3.56 ERA in 48 innings for the Mariners but was designated for assignment and claimed by Toronto in late October. He'll compete for the top setup role in front of Ken Giles.
The Blue Jays claimed Bass off waivers from Seattle on Tuesday.
Bass spent the 2019 season with the Mariners, posting a 3.56 ERA in 48 innings and saving five games. Ryan Dull was designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
Bass struck out two in two-thirds of an inning to record his fourth save in a 5-3 win over the Reds on Wednesday.
Bass was called to pitch with one out and the bases loaded with a three-run lead in the ninth inning. Bass struck out the first two batters he faced, although a wild pitch allowed a run to score on the second punchout. He forced a groundout to nail down his fourth save of the season. The 31-year-old has now gotten a save in both games of the series, while Matt Magill has not pitched since Sept. 5.
Bass pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Bass needed only nine pitches to set the Reds down in order and pick up his first save since Aug. 7. The right-hander has recently yielded primary closer duties to Matt Magill, though Tuesday's opportunity to close out the one-run game suggests that Seattle's ninth-inning situation is fluid. Nonetheless, relying on Bass is a shaky proposition as he has five blown saves this season with a 3.67 ERA and 37:16 K:BB in 41.2 innings.
Bass allowed a run on a hit and a walk while striking out three over 1.1 innings Friday against Toronto.
Bass failed to produce a scoreless outing for his club, though the Mariners would emerge with a 7-4 victory in the series opener. The 31-year-old right-hander was given an opportunity to close Aug. 17 against the Blue Jays, but after surrendering a run, he was charged with a blown save. Meanwhile, Matt Magill appears to have stepped into the closer's role for Seattle, racking up three saves in his last four chances, all coming within the last eight days. Though Bass may be called on in high-leverage situations moving forward, Magill is clearly the Mariners' top choice in the ninth inning.
Bass (1-4) took the loss Friday, allowing three runs (two earned) on a hit and three walks over one inning in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Rays.
Bass entered with the game tied at 2-2, but the Rays were able to sting him for three runs, and the Mariners were unable to get their new closer off the hook. The right-hander had tossed eight consecutive scoreless innings prior to Friday's hiccup, which saw the right-hander's ERA inflate to 3.73 with a 1.12 WHIP in 31.1 innings. Save chances are likely to be few and far between for Bass while pitching for the AL West's cellar dwellers.
Bass picked up his second save of the season and the fifth of his career, working around one hit to fire a scoreless ninth inning against the Padres on Wednesday.
Bass is quite the success story; he's gone from being unable to crack the Reds' roster and opting out of his minor-league contract to being a big-league closer in a little over two months. The 31-year-old appears to have taken over since the Mariners dealt Roenis Elias and Hunter Strickland at the trade deadline. His K rate is up five percentage points from his career mark, helped by a fastball that has gained three full ticks since 2017 (95.4 mph average). Bass should be added where available.
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