ㅋㅋㅋ벳 The starting lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays fell into a collective slump again. Even the trusted Kevin Gausman collapsed with 8 runs, and the longing for Ryu Hyun-jin grew.
Gaussman, a man worth 110 million dollars (approximately 146 billion won), started on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time) in the 4th game of the 4th game against the Boston Red Sox in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, and won 3⅓. He suffered his 3rd loss (2 wins) of the season with 10 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and 8 runs in an innings.
Gaussman, who was playing the role of an ace in a good fight with an average ERA of 2.33 with 2 wins and 2 losses before the game. In addition, he met Boston, who had a strong ERA of 2.65 with 3 wins and 3 wins in 6 games last year, but suffered an unexpected slump.
After one shot from the first inning when the score was 0-0, Japanese major leaguer Masataka Yoshida allowed a preemptive solo home run. A 91.5 mph four-seam fastball driven into the middle of the first pitch vehemently headed over the center fence.
Episode 2 was a nightmare. With a hit by leader Triston Casas and a walk by Emmanuel Valdez, 1 out 1 and 3 basers Liz Maguire and Raimel Tapia hit 1 RBI with a timely hit and 1 RBI with an infield grounder, respectively. Afterwards, he met Yoshida in a crisis that continued with Tapia’s stealing and wild fighting, and gave up 1 RBI, right-handed hit, and 2 RBIs and doubles to Raphael Devers, conceding 5 runs only in the 2nd inning.
He found stability for a while with his first triple-trial in the 3rd inning, but in the 4th inning, leading 1-6, Tapia’s double hit Yoshida with a timely hit and an additional run. Afterwards, while handling Justin Turner for a floating ball in center field, he handed over the mound to Tim Maya and ended the game unfortunately. 88 pitches. Maya dedicated a timely hit to Jaron Duran, and one successor hit home, increasing his earned run to 8 points. The average ERA soared from 2.33 to 3.86.
After the game, Yahoo Sports of Canada said, “Gaussman, whom I trusted, gave up 10 points and suffered a sweep loss in Boston’s 4-game series. Toronto fell into a five-game losing streak,” he said. “Gausman didn’t like the way he pitched. After a great start to the season, he had a disastrous second of the season and his earned run average rose to 3.86.” Gaussman blamed himself after the game, saying, “From my point of view, today’s pitching is unacceptable.”
Toronto dropped five games, starting with an 8-10 loss against Seattle on the 1st. The sluggishness of the starting lineup was painful. On the first day of May, Chris Bassett gave up 4 runs in 5 innings, on the 2nd Jose Berrios gave up 5 runs in 5⅓ innings, on the 3rd Yusei Kikuchi faltered one after another with 5 runs in 4⅓ innings, and on the 4th ace Alek Manoa also failed to meet expectations with 2 runs in 5 innings. couldn’t Gaussman, who had the best pitch in the midst of a four-game losing streak, made a sortie, but even that was knocked out by Boston’s firepower.
Meanwhile, Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent elbow surgery in June last year, is concentrating on rehabilitation training with the goal of returning in July. It was a four-game series in Boston where the vacancy of Ryu Hyun-jin, the “original ace,” was felt greatly.