Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays)’s shoulders became heavy. The team’s losing streak is getting longer. He has to play the role of a losing streak stopper.
Toronto lost 2-5 in a confrontation with the 2023 Major League Cleveland Guardians held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 26th (Korean time). With this loss, Toronto fell into a three-game losing streak. 4th place in the wildcard race.
On this day, Toronto succeeded in overpowering the steamer. In the bottom of the second inning, George Springer’s first solo shot went off.메이저놀이터
joy for a while. I dedicated the reversal right away. In the top of the 3rd inning, Bo Naylor hit a solo home run, and in the top of the 4th, Ramon Loriano allowed a come-from-behind two-run four. In the beginning of the 6th inning, Loriano hit a double at the right time and the score went up to 1-4.
Toronto pursued with a solo home run by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the bottom of the 6th inning, but lost as it allowed Andres Jimenez to score a wedge in the 8th inning.
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Toronto starter Chris Bassett was sluggish with 7 hits (2 homers), 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5⅔ innings. He showed good pitching by sweeping 2 wins in 3 games in August, but it was painful to be sluggish at the most important time.
With this defeat, Toronto could not close the gap with the Houston Astros, the third wild card that can advance to fall baseball. 1.5 game difference.
Toronto, which started a 15-game series, lost from the first game. I have a busy road to go, but it seems that I didn’t put the button right from the first button.
MLB.com mentioned the situation, “After losing to Baltimore (23rd, 0-7 loss), Toronto coach John Schneider made it clear that a bigger crisis was coming, and his tone changed.”
On the 27th, Ryu Hyun-jin goes out. His shoulders are heavy. After coming back from his injury, Ryu Hyun-jin is doing his share. He has posted a good record of 1.89 ERA in 4 games with 2 wins and 1 loss. Although his speed is off, he is dealing with batters with his control.
And see Cleveland again. After returning in the last 8, his second opponent was Cleveland. At that time, Ryu Hyun-jin had to come down the mound early due to an unexpected injury while performing 4 innings of perfect pitching. He was hit in the right knee by an assault batted ball. Fortunately, it wasn’t a major injury.
Depending on the rotation, he pitched against the Chicago Cubs on the 14th and against the Cincinnati Reds on the 21st, winning all five innings with no earned runs.
Toronto has no choice but to expect Ryu Hyun-jin’s good fight. Looking at Ryu Hyun-jin’s recent two games and the game on the 26th, it is worth looking forward to his strong scoring support. Expectations are high that Ryu Hyun-jin will be able to further develop Toronto’s hopes for fall baseball.