Yusei Kikuchi (Toronto Blue Jays) is suffering from a terrible nine moves.
Kikuchi started in the home game against the Kansas City Royals held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada on the 9th (Korean time). Kikuchi, who had 9 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 3.57 before this game, had not added a win since the game against the Baltimore Orioles on the 3rd of last month. He then appeared in six matches but suffered two losses without a win.토토사이트
On this day, he finished nine moves at home and aimed to achieve his first 10 wins in his big league debut, but it was postponed until next opportunity. He got off to a good start. Kikuchi struck out Mikel Garcia in the first inning with a straight hit to shortstop, then struck out Bobby Witt Jr. and Salvador Perez in succession.
Kikuchi, who struck out leadoff hitter MJ Melendez in the second inning, walked Nelson Velezquez. He ended the inning by inducing Freddy Fermin into a double play at shortstop. Kikuchi, who defeated Nick Loftin and Kyle Isbell in the third inning with a grounder to third base and a strikeout on three pitches, respectively, was hit by a solo arch to left by Dyron Blanco with two outs. Soon after, he finished pitching the third inning by grounding out Maikel Garcia to third base.
After one out in the fourth inning, Salvador Perez hit a left-field hit, but MJ Melendez and Nelson Velazquez were returned with a fly to center field and a ground ball to shortstop, respectively. Kikuchi gave up an infield hit to leadoff hitter Freddie Fermen in the 5th inning. Nick Loftin, Kyle Isbell, and Dyron Blanco struck out three batters in a row.
Kikuchi, who recorded 3 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 8 strikeouts, and 1 run in 5 innings on this day, handed the mound to Jordan Hicks in the 6th inning when he was down 0-1.
Toronto, which remained silent until the 5th inning, succeeded in tying the game in the 6th. Leadoff hitter Kevin Kiermaier hit a triple. George Springer retired with a grounder to shortstop, but Bo Bisset’s double balanced the score at 1-1. Kikuchi has escaped the crisis of defeat, but the disappointment seems to not go away rather than the sigh of relief.