The Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays failed to extend their winning streak and fell further behind in the American League wild-card race. ‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36) delivered a win with a streak stopper, but the team has been struggling with inconsistent performance.
Toronto lost 4-5 at home to the Washington Nationals on June 30. The Jays pounded out 11 hits, but were hampered by a lack of focus. They were out-hit by Washington, who had eight hits.
They gave up two runs in the top of the second inning. They got a run back in the bottom of the third, but fell behind 5-1 in the top of the fifth. They came from behind in the final inning. They scored in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings. However, they came up just one run short and lost the game.
Ryu Hyun-jin has won three straight since returning to the big leagues, but he hasn’t been able to capitalize on the momentum. He is just 2-5 in his last seven games. They went 0-7 against the Baltimore Orioles on April 24 and 3-5 the next day. They then went 2-5 at home against the Cleveland Indians.
Ryu Hyun-jin was responsible for breaking the losing streak. On the 27th, he pitched five innings of two-run ball in an 8-3 win over Cleveland. However, Toronto fell to Cleveland again on the 28th, 7-10. They beat Washington 6-3 on the 29th, but the momentum sank with a 4-5 loss to the Nats on the 30th.
The losses dropped their season record to 72-61. They fell 11.5 games behind the division-leading Baltimore Orioles (83-49). The gap to the second-place Tampa Bay Rays (81-52) grew to 9.5 games. They also fell further behind in the American League Wild Card race. They are 3.5 games out of the last place Houston Astros (76-58). 바카라
Toronto plays the final game of a midweek three-game set against Washington on July 31. They then have a day off before hosting the Colorado Rockies for a three-game series. Hyun-jin Ryu is scheduled to start Game 1 of the two-game weekend series.