The hits may not have come, but at least the pitching stuck around.
Doubling down on his strong major league debut earlier this week, Trent Thornton pitched nearly six innings of two-run ball in the Toronto Blue Jays' 3-2 walk-off loss against the Cleveland baseball team Friday night.
In his first start of the season on Sunday -- and first MLB outing of his career -- Thornton pitched five shutout innings with eight strikeouts, a Blue Jays record in a debut. Thornton showed it wasn't just luck in his last outing with a performance tonight at Progressive Field.
He pitched 5.2 innings this time around, giving up two runs. While not as good as his original outing, he still struck out seven with only two walks allowed.
The Blue Jays lost in the ninth, when Carlos Santana hit a walk-off solo home run against Joe Biagini. Before that, the game had been tied since the fifth inning.
Toronto's two runs came solely from Freddy Galvis, who hit a two-run home run in the top of the fifth. It was his second home run of the year and fourth and fifth RBI.
Elsewhere in the lineup, Richard Urena hit a double and Brandon Drury hit a single. The Blue Jays collectively also walked three times.
Next up, the Blue Jays are starting Thomas Pannone against Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco at 4:10 tomorrow.