While most of Toronto slept, Bo Bichette put on quite possibly his best performance so far in a Blue Jays uniform. When taking a look at the scoreline from yesterdays 10:10PM EST start it may seem like a game you want to forget.
But hidden in the 16-3 scoreline is a performance of the ages from the young star shortstop. Bichette led the game off with a home run on the second pitch of the game off of Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Bichette was fooled twice in the same at-bat by Kershaw’s famous curveball during his second time at the plate. Resulting in him swinging at one in the dirt for a strikeout. But Bichette left the box smiling, taking in the fact he just faced one of the best pitchers of all time.
What did Bichette do the next time he came up to the plate in the top of the 6th? He drove a 1-2 slider from Kershaw down the left field line and over the fence. An absolute no doubter. The definition of turning on a pitch and driving it as far as possible.
Entering last nights game Clayton Kershaw had only given up two home runs in his previous seven starts combined.
Bichette now has seven home runs in 21 games since being called up. His batting line of .341/.388/1.091 is astonishing. He continues to tear the cover off of the baseball no matter who he faces, even one of the most dominant pitchers to ever grace the mound in a MLB game.
Bichette’s next test is tonight, once again in Los Angeles the Blue Jays will be taking on Kershaw’s supposed successor, 25-year-old Walker Buehler. Buehler’s WHIP of 1.033 is 8th in the MLB right behind Kershaw in 7th; who has a WHIP of 1.021.
Will Bichette continue to take the league by storm? Tonights first pitch is once again at 10:10 PM EST. Wilmer Font is expected to get the start for the Blue Jays.