Ryu Hyun-jin (36-Toronto Blue Jays) has a heavy weight on his shoulders. The team’s losing streak is getting longer. He needs to be the streak stopper.
The Blue Jays fell 2-5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers of the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Saturday. The loss snapped a three-game losing streak for Toronto. They are fourth in the wild card race.
The Jays jumped out to an early lead. George Springer led off the second inning with a solo shot.
The celebration was short-lived. The Jays immediately gave the lead back. Bo Naylor hit a tying solo homer in the third, and Ramon Loriano gave up a two-run shot in the top of the fourth. Then in the top of the sixth, Loriano doubled again to make it 4-1.
Toronto rallied with a solo home run by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the bottom of the sixth, but an Andres Jimenez blast in the eighth put the game out of reach.
Toronto starter Chris Bassitt struggled, allowing four runs on seven hits (two homers) with three walks and five strikeouts in 5⅔ innings. Bassitt had pitched well in August, sweeping two of three games, but it was painful to see him struggle when it mattered most.
With the loss, Toronto failed to close the gap on the Houston Astros for the third wild-card berth into fall baseball. It’s a 1.5-game gap. 온라인카지노
The Jays started a 15-game road trip and lost their first game. They have a long road ahead of them, and they’re off to a bad start.
As MLB.com put it, “After the loss to Baltimore (23, 0-7), Toronto manager John Schneider made it clear there was more at stake, and his tone was different.”
On the 27th, Ryu starts. A heavy shoulder. Since returning from injury, Ryu has done his part. In four games, he’s 2-1 with a 1.89 ERA. Although his velocity is down, he’s using his fastball to keep hitters at bay.
Next up is Cleveland. Cleveland was his second opponent after his return on August 8. On that occasion, Ryu pitched four perfect innings before an injury forced him off the mound early. He was hit in the right knee by a hard hit ball. Luckily, it wasn’t a major injury.
In his last two appearances, on April 14 against the Chicago Cubs and April 21 against the Cincinnati Reds, he tossed five scoreless innings of relief.
Toronto will be counting on Ryu to continue to pitch well. Based on his last two outings, on the 26th and the 26th of this month, it’s safe to assume that he’ll provide solid run support. It will be interesting to see if Hyun-jin Ryu can keep Toronto’s fall baseball hopes alive.