Kikuchi returned to Toronto in one game and lost five times in a row
Toronto Blue Jays starter Yusei Kikuchi returned to his old form after one game. The team lost five games in a row.
Toronto lost 3-5 in an away game against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on the 6th (Korea Standard Time). The loss resulted in 44 wins and 38 losses, finishing fourth in the American League East. Oakland is 28-55.
Kikuchi, who pitched one run in six innings in the last game, collapsed with two hits, five walks, two outs and four runs in 23 1/3 innings. Steel plate after 54 pitches.
Kikuchi, who had a hard time controlling the ball to the extent that he allowed 5.2 walks per nine innings before taking the mound, failed to score any points on the same day. He walked the first two batters in a row in the first inning, allowing two runs in the end, and allowed two walks in the second inning, although there were no runs
In the third inning, he was driven to the bases with hits and consecutive walks and allowed a third run on a sacrifice fly. Stephen Piscotti was knocked out after walking.
Toronto closed the gap to 3-4 with Teoska Hernandez’s solo home run in the top of the fourth inning but failed to catch up. Episode 6 was the most disappointing. In the first and second base opportunities with no outs, even Vladimir Guerrero Jr. tried to score as a pinch hitter, but failed to save it. Matt Chapman hit a left-handed hit, but second baseman Alejandro Kirk poured cold water as he forced his way home and was out 토토추천
In an interview with local media such as “Tonoto Sun,” head coach Charlie Montoyo said, “It’s hard to play behind a pitcher who can’t throw a strike,” and said Kikuchi pushed the team into a difficult situation