Toussaint allowed two runs on three hits and five walks across five innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Mets. He struck out six.
Toussaint threw just 52 percent of his pitches for strikes as he tied his season high in walks. He only allowed three hits, but all three came in quick succession in the third inning, accounting for the Mets' first two runs. Unfortunately that was enough to keep him from his third win, though he's now gone at least five innings while allowing two earned runs in three of his last four starts. Toussaint could make his final start of the regular season Sunday against the Phillies, but it's also possible that his next appearance comes in the playoffs.
After making his first three appearances with the Braves as a starter, Toussaint was moved to the bullpen last week. He made his first relief appearance Saturday against the Nationals, covering one inning and giving up three runs on two hits and four walks while striking out none. Despite the poor outing, the Braves appear set to give Toussaint another trial in the rotation on only three days' rest, which will likely result in his pitch count being limited Wednesday. With nearly as many walks (13) as strikeouts (15) so far during his time in the big leagues and a short outing likely on tap, Toussaint doesn't make for the most appealing lineup option in weekly formats.
Toussaint allowed two earned runs on two hits and five walks while striking out five across 5.2 innings Sunday against the Diamondbacks. He did not factor into the decision.
Toussaint effectively prevented runs by holding the Diamondbacks without an extra-base hit, but struggled with his control throughout the start. He allowed at least one walk in five of the six innings he pitched and managed to get only 56 of his 105 pitches across the plate for a strike. On the other hand, he's already exhibited the ability to pitch effectively in the major leagues by posting a 3.31 ERA and 15 strikeouts across 16.1 innings.
Toussaint will take the mound for Sunday's series finale against the Diamondbacks, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Toussaint will remain in the rotation as manager Brian Snitker sticks with a six-man staff for the time being. The right-hander was dealt the loss during his last outing Monday against Boston, allowing three earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six across 4.2 innings.
Toussaint (1-1) was saddled with the loss Monday against the Red Sox. He lasted just 4.2 innings and gave up three runs on four hits and a pair of walks while striking out six.
Toussaint faced a much stronger offense than he did in his first career start when he breezed through six innings against the Marlins. He got off to a great start again this time, hold Boston hitless and scoreless through four frames, but the wheels came off with one out in the fifth. He allowed three straight doubles, scoring a pair, and was pulled with two outs after Mookie Betts drove in a third with an RBI single. Despite the poor inning, there were still plenty of encouraging signs for the 22-year-old, as he struck out 31.6 percent of batters he faced. It's unclear whether the Braves are fully committed to a six-man rotation or if Toussaint will head back to the bullpen for stretch run.
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