It was a bad day for Ryu Hyun-jin and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Toronto lost 6-7 in an away game against the Tampa Bay Rays held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA on the 24th (Korean time).
With this loss, the series record was 1 win and 1 loss, remaining at 86 wins and 69 losses. Tampa Bay recorded 95 wins and 61 losses.
Starting pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin struggled, allowing 7 hits, 3 home runs, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, and 5 runs in 4 1/3 innings. He recorded the most pitches (89) in a season, but also allowed the most home runs and the most runs allowed. The average ERA rose to 3.31. Avoiding defeat was the only consolation.
Episode 1 was the most disappointing. He allowed a solo home run to first batter Yandy Diaz, then sent out runners with two walks, and then hit a three-run home run from Josh Rowe. He allowed four runs like this in just one inning.
He allowed three home runs in this game alone, including a solo home run by Christian Betancourt in the 4th inning.
Even though it wasn’t the best pitch, it was fortunate that the game lasted until the 5th inning. He had a chance to close out the fifth inning, but came off the mound after allowing a walk and a hit.
Trevor Richards, who took the mound in difficult situations, prevented further damage by blocking all runners left on base.
The batting lineup was also frustrating at first. He was unable to properly attack opposing starting pitcher Jack Littel (5 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, 2 unearned runs in 5 2/3 innings). He missed the opportunity to load the bases with 2 outs and 3rd base in the 2nd inning and 2 outs in the 3rd inning.
He went on a counterattack in the 6th inning. It started with a defensive mistake. After 2 outs, Kevin Kiermaier got on base due to a throwing error by the third baseman, and while Tyler Heinemann was running to first base with a strike and not out, the catcher’s throwing error resulted in opportunities for runners on 1st and 3rd bases with 2 outs.
On the Tampa Bay bench, Littell was brought down and Sean Armstrong was brought up. Toronto’s batting lineup pounded Armstrong. Starting with George Springer’s double to left-center, four batters had consecutive hits, quickly scoring four runs and narrowing the gap to 5-4.
An opportunity came in the 7th inning as well. As expected, this time it all started with a defensive error. Pinch hitter Wit Merrifield got on base due to an error by the shortstop, creating an opportunity to reach second base with no outs.
With one out and runners on third base, Kiermaier hit a fly ball to left field. Did he underestimate the shoulders of left fielder Harold Ramirez? The hit was slightly shallow, but the runner on third base, Merrifield, was forced to tag up.
Ramirez’s throw was surprisingly accurately delivered to the home goal. Merrifield reached for the home plate to avoid the catcher’s tag, but opposing catcher Betancourt’s tag was faster. The tag was accurate enough that the Toronto bench gave up on the video review challenge.
In the 8th inning, leadoff hitter Santiago Espinal got on base with a double to left field, creating an opportunity. The Toronto bench tried hard to tie the game, using Cam Eden as a pinch runner.
The effort was not in vain. With 2 outs and 3rd base on base, pitcher Pete Fairbanks threw a wild pitch while dealing with Guerrero Jr., and Eden rushed home to tie the game. Ryu Hyun-jin’s loss also flew by.
It didn’t end here. Fairbanks’ ball control was not normal. The bases were loaded due to a walk and a pitch, and Merrifield got a walk to push the score to 6-5.스포츠토토
The goddess of victory did not allow it to end here. Jordan Romano collapsed in the bottom of the 9th inning. He allowed a double and a hit in succession to tie the game.
With one out and runners on first and second base, Caminero hit a grounder to the shortstop, resulting in a double play, but Tampa Bay converted the first base to a safe through video review, giving the opportunity.
This video review ended up being the decision that changed the game. The following hit by Rowe on 1st and 3rd bases with 2 outs and 2 outs landed inside the 3rd base foul line, becoming a walk-off hit.