Thornton allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk over four-plus innings Friday, striking out four and taking a no-decision in a 7-4 loss to the Mariners.
The right-hander was twice spotted leads, but he couldn't make either of them hold up. He was pulled in the fifth inning in favor of reliever Buddy Boshers after allowing a J.P. Crawford solo home run and a single to Austin Nola. Thornton has a 5.34 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with 117 strikeouts over 124.2 innings this season. The 25-year-old is expected to make his next start versus the Braves on Wednesday.
Thornton allowed three runs on five hits and four walks while striking out three over six innings in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
Thornton was nicked for a run in the second inning on a Keon Broxton sacrifice fly and then yielded two in the fourth on an Austin Nola solo homer and a second sacrifice fly by Broxton. The 25-year-old has had four good starts out of his last nine, pitching six innings each time and only surrendering five total earned runs. Unfortunately, in the other five starts he lasted only 14 innings and allowed 27 total earned runs. It all adds up to a 5.30 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. Thornton will have a tough test in his next start on the road Thursday against the Dodgers.
Thornton (4-8) took the loss Sunday after yielding one run on three hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings against the Yankees.
Thornton threw the ball well in this one, though he allowed the only run of the ballgame in the fifth inning, resulting in a losing decision. The 25-year-old right-hander has now delivered quality starts in two of his last three outings, but he owns a 5.34 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with a 110:47 K:BB over 114.2 innings this season with Toronto.
Thornton surrendered six runs on eight hits and one walk over 3.2 innings during Tuesday's game at Tampa Bay. He had two strikeouts and did not factor in the decision.
Thornton carried a 6-0 lead into the fourth inning but proceeded to give up three two-run home runs to blow the lead and end his outing. The 25-year-old has a 5.55 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 104:46 K:BB through 108.2 innings and lines up to face the Yankees on Sunday.
Thornton (4-7) earned the win over Baltimore on Thursday, hurling six innings and allowing one run on five hits and no walks while striking out two.
Thornton was coming off a 10-day stint on the injured list with right elbow inflammation but showed no signs of injury or rust, limiting the Orioles to six baserunners on five singles and a hit batsman while tossing 58 of 87 pitches for strikes. He was successful despite missing few bats, as he whiffed only two hitters and induced a mere six swinging strikes. The victory comes on the heels of a pair of rough post-break outings in which the rookie surrendered nine earned runs in 4.1 combined innings. Thornton now carries a 4-7 record along with a 5.23 ERA and 102:45 K:BB over 105 innings and is next scheduled for a road start against the Rays on Tuesday.
Thornton (elbow) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Thursday against the Orioles.
As expected, Thornton is ready to rejoin the rotation after spending the minimum amount of time on the IL with right elbow inflammation. The right-hander will replace Ryan Borucki (elbow) -- who was sent back to the IL on Wednesday -- in the rotation. Thornton owns a 5.45 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 100:45 K:BB in 21 starts (99 innings) with the Blue Jays this season.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Thornton (elbow) would be activated from the 10-day injured list and start Thursday in Baltimore, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Thornton will end up spending the minimum amount of time on the IL after the Blue Jays deactivated him July 21 on account of right elbow inflammation. Montoyo's comments suggest that Thornton's elbow responded well to a throwing session earlier in the week, and the brief absence means that the rookie likely won't face any significant restrictions with his pitch count upon returning to action. Thornton will essentially claim Ryan Borucki's (elbow) spot in the rotation after the latter was sent back to the IL on Wednesday.
Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation.
It's unclear when the injury cropped up, but it could help explain Thornton's struggles in his two starts since the All-Star break (0-1 with an 18.69 ERA, 2.77 WHIP and 3:4 K:BB in 4.1 innings). The young right-hander will now remain sidelined for at least the next 10 days. In a corresponding move, Ryan Borucki (elbow) was activated from the IL.
Thornton allowed four runs on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts across three innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Saturday.
The 25-year-old is headed in the wrong direction, as again he lasted under 55 pitches in a start. During his last two appearances since the All-Star break, Thornton has given up nine runs and two home runs in 4.1 innings. He threw six scoreless innings against the Orioles just before the break, but still, in four of his last five appearances, he's yielded at least four runs. Overall, Thornton is 3-7 with a 5.45 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 100 strikeouts in 99 innings. He will pitch next against the Rays at home Friday.
Thornton (3-7) took the loss Monday as the Blue Jays were downed 10-8 by the Red Sox, coughing up five runs on five hits and three walks over 1.1 innings. He failed to strike out a batter.
A Michael Chavis grand slam in the first inning accounted for most of the damage against Thornton. The rookie right-hander will take a 5.25 ERA and 97:44 K:BB through 96 innings into his next start Saturday in Detroit.
Thornton (3-6) secured the victory after allowing three hits and struck out five over six scoreless innings Sunday against the Orioles.
Thornton was sharp on the mound in the series finale, and he'd exit the contest with a 6-0 lead after firing 63 of 89 pitches for strikes. The 25-year-old right-hander had given up 12 total runs over his last two starts (six innings) entering the day, but he was able to turn things around by turning in a quality start Sunday. Thornton will carry a 4.85 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with 97 strikeouts over 94.2 innings into the All-Star break.
Thornton (2-6) allowed seven runs on 11 hits with one walk and a strikeout across 2.2 innings while taking a loss against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
While he gave up one long ball and one free pass, the good news is Thornton didn't really struggle with home runs and walks in this one. However, he did give up a season-high 11 hits. Thornton has yielded 12 runs on 18 hits in his last six innings. He is 2-6 with a 5.18 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 92 strikeouts in 88.2 innings overall and will next take the hill Sunday at home against the Orioles.
Thornton allowed five runs on seven hits with two walks with four strikeouts across 3.1 innings during a no-decision against the Yankees on Wednesday.
The Blue Jays spotted Thornton a five-run lead in the first inning, but it was gone by the time Thornton left during the fourth frame. The 25-year-old had been better in his last two outings, but the two homers he yielded Wednesday, the first he'd allowed since May 24, fueled the Yankees' comeback. Thornton is 2-5 with a 4.60 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 91 strikeouts in 86 innings heading into a home date against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Thornton allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out seven over 6.1 innings Friday in a no-decision against Boston.
Thornton surrendered a run in the third and another in the seventh before departing with a three-run lead. Unfortunately, his team couldn't hold on for the victory. The 25-year-old right-hander has now turned in back-to-back quality starts, and he sits with a 4.25 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 87:38 K:BB over 82.2 innings.
Thornton (2-5) yielded six hits and three walks across 6.2 scoreless innings Sunday, striking out seven and earning the win over the Astros.
Thornton received mounds of run support in the 12-0 win, including a quick 2-0 lead before he threw his first pitch. The rookie righty lowered his season ERA to 4.36 in 76.1 innings of work. He'll carry his 80:37 K:BB into Friday's tough matchup in Boston.
Thornton (1-5) took the loss Tuesday at Baltimore after giving up three runs on seven hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked three.
Thornton issued three walks in his fourth straight start as free passes continue to be a major hurdle for the right-hander. The 25-year-old has a 4.78 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 73:34 K:BB through 69.2 innings and has a daunting matchup Sunday at Houston.
Thornton allowed four runs on five hits and three walks over five innings during Wednesday's 11-7 win over the Yankees. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.
Thornton only gave up a solo homer through the first four innings, but he allowed four hits and three runs in the fifth to bring an end to his evening. The 25-year-old has a 4.73 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 69:31 K:BB through 64.2 innings and lines up to pitch Tuesday at Baltimore.
Thornton allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks over 4.2 innings during Wednesday's loss to the Rays. He struck out five and did not factor in the decision.
Thornton didn't have his best command Wednesday, with only 58 of his 97 pitches going for strikes. Still, the 25-year-old was able to limit the damage to three runs, which eventually allowed Toronto to force extra innings. Thornton has a 4.53 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 65:28 K:BB through 12 starts and lines up to face the Yankees next week.
Thornton gave up three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out 10 over six innings Friday in a no-decision against San Diego.
Thornton surrendered two runs in the third inning and another in the fifth before exiting the contest. The 25-year-old right-hander did manage to turn in his second straight quality start, though he wasn't able to pick up the victory in either outing. He'll carry a 4.42 ERA with 60 punchouts over 55 frames into his next outing.
Thornton gave up one run on three hits in six innings versus the White Sox on Sunday but did not factor into the decision. He struck out four and walked one batter.
An RBI groundout by Jose Abreu in the fourth inning was the only run the White Sox could muster against Thornton, but a stagnant Toronto offense kept him out of the win column. Thornton has had a roller coaster season thus far, pitching well in six of his 10 starts but getting hit hard in all four of his losses. He'll carry a 4.41 ERA and 1.20 WHIP into his next start against San Diego on Friday.
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