The Toronto Blue Jays keep 3rd 스포츠토토 place (67-55) in the American League Wild Card Race. However, they were only one game ahead of the fourth-place Seattle Mariners. A postseason berth is still at stake. In this situation, it was pointed out that Toronto had the wrong idea about the starting lineup when entering this season.

On the 17th (Korean time), pointed out the mistakes of 30 major league clubs this season one by one. Toronto pointed out that the overall depth of the starting staff is weak. In fact, Toronto is third in the American League with a team starting pitcher’s ERA of 3.82. It’s difficult because the absolute numbers are good, but it’s at the top of the league anyway.

However, said, “Yusei Kikuchi’s performance made up for Alec Manoa’s broken balance. A very lucky team.” In other words, if it had not been for Kikuchi’s performance, the side effects of Manoa’s sluggishness would have been severe. In fact, Manoa suffers from rapid sluggishness to the point of being demoted to the minor leagues in line with Ryu Hyun-jin’s return. In 19 games, he recorded 3 wins and 9 losses with an ERA of 5.87 and withdrew from the major leagues.

In fact, Kikuchi is having the best season since entering the major leagues with an average ERA of 3.44 with 9 wins and 4 losses in 24 games. He gets his ransom right in the second season of a three-year, $36 million contract. His career earned run average is 4.68, and he has 10 wins in hand for the first time since becoming a major leaguer with the Seattle Mariners in 2019. said, “Manoa and Kikuchi are going in completely different directions. When Jose Berrios rebounds from his own brutal season here, he’s looking at two of the most important members of this team.” Berrios also did not expect a rebound this year due to last year’s sluggish performance. He’s having a good season with a 3.53 ERA in 24 games, 9-8.’s sober view is that Toronto is lucky as Manoa is sluggish than expected, but Kikuchi and Berrios rebound unexpectedly. However, ace Kevin Gaussman runs the Cy Young race, and Chris Bassett has his own strengths. Ryu Hyun-jin also joined. Toronto’s starting lineup goes against expectations, but it still has a chance to lead the team to the postseason.

In the end, Ryu Hyun-jin has to put an end to it. It can be considered lucky that the team ranked third in ERA without Ryu Hyun-jin, but it can also be interpreted as the potential of the Toronto mound. There were big and small things in the starting lineup, but if Ryu Hyun-jin leads the team to the postseason, it could be a happy ending. On the 21st (hereafter Korean time), Ryu Hyun-jin will make his fourth start of the season against the Cincinnati Reds and challenge for two wins. 

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