Can Ryu Hyun-jin and the Toronto Blue Jays advance to the postseason?
Toronto, which fell to 4th place in the American League’s wild card after a shocking 4 consecutive losses, will end the season with a ‘fated 15-game series’ against its rivals in the American League’s Eastern Division.
Toronto suffered a sweeping loss in a four-game series against Texas. Chris Bassett, Ryu Hyun-jin, Yusei Kikuchi, and Kevin Gausman started as starters, but were behind Texas in offense.
Toronto remained in 3rd place in the East Division with 80 wins and 67 losses, and was relegated to 4th place in the wild card. With an 11.5-game gap between them and Baltimore (91 wins, 55 losses), first place in the Eastern Division, they missed out on winning the district title and should aim to advance to the postseason as a wild card.
Wild cards are given postseason tickets to three teams in each league. Tampa Bay (91 wins, 57 losses), second place in the Eastern Division, is guaranteed to be ranked first in the wild card.
Houston (83-64) is first in the West Division, and Texas (82-64) and Seattle (81-65), which compete with Houston, are in second and third place as wild cards. Toronto is fourth, 1.5 games behind third-place Seattle. Toronto was in second place in the wild card ahead of its four-game series against Texas, but fell to fourth place after losing four games in a row.메이저사이트
Toronto’s schedule ahead is difficult. Starting on the 16th, we will have a three-game home game against Boston. Next, they will go on a six-game road trip, including a three-game series against the New York Yankees and a three-game series against Tampa Bay. Finally, they return home and end the season with a three-game series against the Yankees and a three-game series against Tampa Bay.
Toronto is inferior to Boston with a record of 3 wins and 7 losses. The Yankees are currently on the rise with 9 wins and 4 losses. Tampa Bay is competing with Baltimore for the district championship. 1st place Baltimore and 2nd place Tampa Bay are only one game apart.
The starting lineup needs to show strength. In the four-game series against Texas, Ryu Hyun-jin did his part with a quality start, allowing three runs in six innings, but the rest of the starting lineup also performed poorly. Chris Bassett allowed 5 runs in 5⅓ innings, Yusei Kikuchi allowed 6 runs in 5 innings, and Kevin Gausman became the losing pitcher with 4 runs in 4⅔ innings.
Jose Berrios, Bassett, and Ryu Hyun-jin will serve as starting pitchers in the Boston three-game series. Berrios has 10 wins, 10 losses, and an ERA of 3.63. Bassett ranks first on the team in wins with 14 wins, 8 losses, and an ERA of 3.83.
FanGraphs, an American statistics site, selected Texas at 70.4% and Seattle at 61.2% as the three wild card spots in the American League. Toronto’s probability is low at 34.1%.