Thomas Hatch reached another milestone Friday.
The former Oklahoma State pitcher allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn his first MLB win in the Blue Jays’ 6-5 victory in 10 innings against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
Hatch entered the game tied 4-4, then became the pitcher of record when Blue Jays surged ahead as Cavan Biggio hit an RBI double then scored on Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s sacrifice fly in the 10th. Yandy Diaz hit a RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to make it 6-5, but Jordan Romano closed the door for Toronto’s sixth straight win.
The 25-year-old Hatch also made his MLB debut against the Rays back on July 27 in Toronto. He fared well and allowed no hits, struck out three, walked two in 2 1⁄3 innings.
The Jenks, Oklahoma native has a 2.13 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 14:5 strike to ball ratio through 12 2⁄3 innings in seven appearances this season.