Marlins reliever Anthony Bass blew his second save in as many chances on Thursday, allowing two earned runs on three hits and a walk while also taking the loss against the New York Mets.
Bass blew Thursday's save in spectacular fashion, allowing a home run to Jeff McNeil, loading the bases, and then hitting Michael Conforto on an extremely controversial pitch that was actually almost ruled a strike. Instead of getting out of the way, Conforto actually leaned his elbow into a pitch that was out over the plate, and the home plate umpire ruled a hit-by-pitch after initially beginning to signal a strike. Through three appearances, Bass has now allowed six earned runs over 3 1/3 innings while blowing both of his save opportunities. At this point, it would not be surprising to see Yimi Garcia see the next save opportunity for the Marlins.