Has only Ryu Hyun-jin been revived? Jose Berrios (29, Toronto Blue Jays), who was the object of love and hate, also made a complete comeback. Japanese outfielder Masataka Yoshida (30, Boston Red Sox), who signed a 5-year contract worth $90 million (approximately 119.8 billion won), struck out twice.
Berrios earned his 11th win (10 losses) of the season with 5 hits, 8 strikeouts, and no runs in 7 innings in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Boston Red Sox held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 16th (Korean time). Season ERA 3.49.
Berrios recorded 12 wins, 7 losses, an ERA of 5.23, and 29 home runs in 172 innings in 32 games in the 2022 season. He has a hitting percentage of 0.288 and a WHIP of 1.42. It was at the bottom of various American League records. But this season, Berrios is different.메이저놀이터
He has 168 strikeouts in 178 innings, a hitting percentage of 0.240, and a WHIP of 1.18. He ranks 9th in American League ERA and WHIP, 6th in most innings, and tied for 11th in hitting percentage. In summary, there is a distance from the top level in the American League. There is no strong second starter who can clearly support ace Kevin Gausman. However, there is a clear difference from last year.
On this day, Berrios made a great pitch to break Toronto’s four-game losing streak. In the second inning, he struck out Masataka Yoshida with a 95 mph sinker, and in the 3rd inning with 2 outs and runners on first base, he struck out Justin Turner with a 94 mph four-seamer to right field. In the 4th inning, he again struck out Yoshida with a 96 mph sinker. Meanwhile, he received support for the three-run shot of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who has been struggling this season.
He once again proved his revival by mixing a four-seam at around 95 mph, a sinker, and a changeup with his signature slurp. “We have turned a page,” Berrios told MLB.com. “I hope we can continue our winning streak.” MLB.com said, “Berrios was the best tonight. “It will be one of the engines that moves Toronto forward.”
This is the second season of a 7-year, $131 million (approximately 174.4 billion won) extension contract. Since there are five years left on the contract even after this season ends, he should become the second starter to support Gausman in the long term. When he joined through a trade during the 2021 season, he was expecting a one-two punch with Ryu Hyun-jin. The two have continued to struggle due to injuries and slumps, but are finally on the rise together in the second half of this season.
Ryu Hyun-jin and Berrios are finally showing good performance together, but Toronto is on the verge of being eliminated from the postseason. They fell 0.5 games behind the Seattle Mariners in third place in the wild card race. Additionally, the end of the season is not far away. Berrios has also made a comeback, but it would be unfair if the team couldn’t play fall baseball.