‘WC’s 2nd consecutive loss’ Toronto’s fall baseball season ends… Accompanying Ryu Hyun-jin also ends

It’s over. The Toronto Blue Jays’ fall baseball game and Ryu Hyun-jin’s contract.

Toronto lost 0-2 in the second game against the Minnesota Twins of the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) American League Wild Card Series (ALWC, best of three) held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on the 5th (Korean time).카지노

Toronto, which lost 1-3 in the first game on the 4th, was eliminated with its second consecutive loss in the series. This year, they advanced to the postseason with great difficulty as they placed 3rd in the American League Wild Card, but were forced to leave after 2 games. The firepower and cohesion of the batting line was disappointing, with only one run scored in two games.

Ryu Hyun-jin finished the season without being able to play fall baseball. He underwent elbow ligament fusion surgery in June of last year and devoted himself to rehabilitation for about a year. He made his return game on August 2nd against the Baltimore Orioles. He seemed to be on track, but ended the regular season struggling, allowing 5 runs in 4⅓ innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on the 24th of last month and 2 runs in 3 innings against Tampa Bay on the 1st.

Toronto formed a 26-man wild card list and excluded Ryu Hyun-jin. From the existing starting lineup, only Chris Bassett, Jose Berrios, Kevin Gausman, and Yusei Kikuchi were included in the 12 pitchers. Because it is a short game, there is not a lot of need for starting resources. I ignored Ryu Hyun-jin. Ryu Hyun-jin could have tried to join the team if they advanced to the next level, such as the Division Series, but it was canceled as Toronto was eliminated early. Autumn did not come to Korean Monster.

Ryu Hyun-jin’s contract with Toronto has also ended. Ryu Hyun-jin, who debuted in the big league wearing the LA Dodgers uniform in 2013, became eligible for free agency after the end of the 2019 season. He moved on, signing a four-year, $80 million contract with Toronto. He made a spectacular transfer, recording the highest free agent fee for a pitcher in the club’s history at the time.

Ryu Hyun-jin started in 315 innings in 60 games in Toronto, recording 24 wins, 15 losses, and an average ERA of 3.97. This season, he had 3 wins, 3 losses, and an average ERA of 3.46 in 11 games and 52 innings. He ended his four-year run with Toronto without any additional postseason appearances.

It seems unlikely that Toronto will extend Ryu Hyun-jin’s contract. In the United States, it is predicted that several clubs will offer Ryu Hyun-jin a short-term contract.

Minnesota experienced a thrilling victory in the first game against Toronto, breaking their 18-game losing streak in the postseason. It halted the record for the longest losing streak among the four major professional sports in North America. Minnesota, which had not won a single postseason game since winning Game 1 of the 2004 Division Series against the New York Yankees, smiled broadly as it won two games in a row against Toronto. Starting on the 8th, the American League Division Series (ALDS, best of 5) will be played against the Houston Astros.

On this day, Toronto had George Springer (right fielder) – Brandon Belt (designated hitter) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (first baseman) – Bo Bisset (shortstop) – Cavan Biggio (second baseman) – Alejandro Kirk (catcher) – Kevin Kiermaier (center fielder) -Matt Chapman (third baseman) -Dalton Basho (left fielder) was the batting lineup in that order. The starting pitcher is Berrios.

Minnesota has Eduard Julien (second baseman) – Jorge Polanco (third baseman) – Royce Lewis (designated hitter) – Max Kepler (right fielder) – Alex Kirillov (first baseman) – Carlos Correa (shortstop) – Matt Wallner (left fielder) – Ryan The starting lineup consisted of Jeffers (catcher) and Michael A Taylor (center fielder). The starting pitcher is Sonny Gray.

Toronto coach John Schneider gave starter Berrios an early boost to the game. Berrios allowed 3 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, and 1 run in 3 innings. Kikuchi was placed on the mound. It ended in failure. Kikuchi was shaken, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk, and 1 run in 1⅔ innings. Toronto, which gave up additional runs, lost helplessly amid a scoring drought in the batting lineup.

Springer, Bisset, and Kirk each had 2 hits in 4 at-bats, and substitute Santiago Espinal had 2 hits in 2 at-bats. 

In Minnesota, Gray became the winning pitcher with 5 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts, and no runs in 5 innings. Correa had 2 hits in 3 at-bats and 1 RBI, and Polanco had 2 hits in 3 at-bats.

The balance of 0 continued until the third inning. Minnesota took the lead in the bottom of the 4th inning. Leadoff hitter Correa reached base with a walk. Toronto immediately took action by removing Berrios from the mound and inserting Kikuchi.

Kikuchi allowed an infield hit to Kepler and a walk to pinch hitter Donovan Solano. With bases loaded and no outs, Correa hit a timely hit with an RBI. Pinch hitter Willi Castro induced a double play, but in the meantime, Kepler, with a runner on third base, scored. Minnesota took a 2-0 lead.

Afterwards, neither team was able to aim for home and the game ended like that. Minnesota enjoyed a thrilling victory, while Toronto hung its head in a meaningless loss.

In Game 2 of the American League Wild Card Series between the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays, Texas won 7-1. They confirmed their advancement to the Division Series with two consecutive wins. It has been 7 years since 2016. 

Starting pitcher Nathan Ivaldi earned the starting win by pitching 6⅔ innings, allowing 6 hits, no walks, 8 strikeouts, and 1 run. Josh Jeong went 3-for-4 with 1 RBI, Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with 1 RBI, Evan Carter went 1-for-2 with 1 home run and 2 RBI, and Adolis Garcia went 1-for-5 with 1 home run and 1 RBI. He was active.

Texas’ next opponent is the Baltimore Orioles. It is a strong opponent that ranked first in the entire American League in winning percentage (0.623) with 101 wins and 61 losses in the regular season.

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