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Toronto Blue Jays succeeded in advancing to the postseason for the second year in a row, topping the World Series for the first time in 30 years since 1993. I’m aiming바카라
Toronto’s biggest advantage lies in its pitching ability. In particular, it is no exaggeration to say that the powerful starting pitching team led Toronto to the postseason stage.
The pitcher who can be called Toronto’s ‘ace’ is none other than Kevin Gausman. Gausman pitched 185 innings this year, showing the most stable pitching among Toronto starting pitchers with 12 wins, 9 losses, and an average ERA of 3.16. Chris Bassett, the only Toronto pitcher with 200 innings, also played a pivotal role in the starting pitching team, recording 16 wins, 8 losses, and an ERA of 3.60.
Jose Berrios, who performed poorly last year, also succeeded in making a comeback with 11 wins, 12 losses, and an ERA of 3.65 while playing 189⅔ innings. In addition, the performance of Japanese left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, who earned double-digit wins for the first time since his major league debut, cannot be left out. Kikuchi pitched 167⅔ innings this year, recording 11 wins, 6 losses, and an ERA of 3.86.
In fact, Toronto’s opening pitcher this year was Alec Manoa. However, unlike last year’s 17 wins, Manoa fell into a serious slump this year with 3 wins, 9 losses, and an average ERA of 5.87. Even the ‘shock therapy’ of going to the minor leagues didn’t work.
Toronto was able to operate a stable starting rotation despite Manoa’s slump thanks to Ryu Hyun-jin’s healthy return. Ryu Hyun-jin underwent Tommy John surgery last year and returned in August of this year, pitching 52 innings in 11 games and recording 3 wins, 3 losses, and an ERA of 3.46, proving that he is in good health.
Toronto’s starting pitching staff, which is comparable to that of any team, played a significant role in helping Toronto take second place in the American League with a team ERA of 3.78.
The official Major League Baseball website (MLB.com) also paid attention to Toronto’s powerful pitching ability. On the 3rd (Korean time), ‘MLB.com’ ranked the pitching and offensive power of the 12 teams that successfully advanced to the postseason and analyzed each team’s power.
Toronto ranked second overall in pitching ability. The reason is the strong starting pitching team. ‘MLB.com’ evaluated, “Toronto has a starting pitching staff that is comparable to any team that advanced to the postseason, even though Opening Day starting pitcher Manoa had a disastrous season.”
Next, ‘MLB.com’ said, “Toronto is the only major league club to have four pitchers (Bassett, Berrios, Gausman, Kikuchi) who have played more than 160 innings, and all of them recorded performances above the league average. After mentioning the ‘big four’ of Toronto’s starting pitchers, he also brought up Ryu Hyun-jin’s name, saying, “Ryu Hyun-jin is also returning from injury and presenting himself as an option.”
Usually, in the postseason, the rotation consists of four starting pitchers. Although it is impossible to guarantee whether Ryu Hyun-jin will join the postseason roster, it is said that even if one of the ‘Big Four’ falters, it is possible to prepare well because there is a card called Ryu Hyun-jin.
Here, ‘MLB.com’ explained that Toronto’s bullpen pitchers have also become stronger, saying, “With the hiring of Jordan Hicks during the regular season, the bullpen pitchers have improved and the pressure on them has been alleviated.” Hicks joined Toronto through a trade last July and appeared in 25 games, recording 2 wins, 3 losses, 4 saves, and an ERA of 2.63.
‘MLB.com’ evaluated that the Milwaukee Brewers’ pitching staff was superior to Toronto’s. “Milwaukee was able to allow the fewest runs in the league in the second half thanks to the simultaneous performances of Corbin Burns, Brandon Woodruff and Freddie Peralta. Woodruff is unable to play in the Wild Card Series due to a bad shoulder, but they still have a strong pitching staff. “It is being done,” is the explanation of ‘MLB.com’.
‘MLB.com’ ranked Milwaukee 1st and Toronto 2nd as the team with the best pitching ability among the teams advancing to the postseason, followed by the Minnesota Twins 3rd, the Philadelphia Phillies 4th, the Baltimore Orioles 5th, and the Tampa Bay Rays 6th. Above, the Houston Astros were selected at 7th, the Atlanta Braves at 8th, the Los Angeles Dodgers at 9th, the Miami Marlins at 10th, the Texas Rangers at 11th, and the Arizona Diamondbacks at 12th.
Meanwhile, Toronto ranked 8th overall in offensive power. ‘MLB.com’ said, “Toronto has arguably the most disappointing lineup in the major leagues. Toronto has many talented players and seemed to have improved their balance last offseason, but they have been inconsistent this year and their scoring output is middling. “It fell to ,” he pointed out.
Atlanta was ranked first as the team with the best offense. We can see why Atlanta is ranked first in MLB.com’s evaluation that “This is a video game, not a lineup.”
‘MLB.com’ ranked Texas 2nd after Atlanta, Dodgers 3rd, Houston 4th, Tampa Bay 5th, Philadelphia 6th, Baltimore 7th, Toronto 8th, Minnesota 9th, and Arizona was ranked 10th, Milwaukee was ranked 11th, and Miami was ranked 12th.
Toronto’s wild card series opponent is Minnesota. The first game of the series between both teams will be held at Minnesota’s home stadium, Target Field, starting at 5:38 a.m. on the 4th.