San Diego Padres, a team belonging to Kim Ha-seong (27) and Choi Ji-man (32), suffered three consecutive losses, making it difficult to advance to fall baseball. With 27 games left, the team recorded 62 wins and 73 losses, 8.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants (70 wins and 64 losses), third in the National League Wild Card.
Bae Ji-hwan (24)’s Pittsburgh Pirates, which are in fourth place in the central division of the National League, also failed to advance to the postseason. Pittsburgh (61-73) has one win less than San Diego.
It could be a Major League (MLB) postseason without Korean big leaguers, but “eldest brother” Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) remained the only hope.
As of the 1st, Toronto is showing the best performance among Korean big league teams with 73 wins and 61 losses. However, it has to aim for fall baseball as a wild card, as it has won 10.5 games with the Baltimore Orioles (83-50), which rank first in the Eastern Division of the American League.
Toronto currently sits in fourth place in the wild card, but it needs to move up at least one step to make it to the postseason stage. There are plenty of possibilities.
Toronto is chasing the Houston Astros (77-58), 2nd in the wild card, by 3.5 games, and the Texas Rangers (75-58), 3rd by 2.5 games. This distance may change fate depending on the outcome of the remaining matches.
The key is whether Toronto can ride a steady upward trend. Toronto played 27 games in the month of August (local time) and recorded 14 wins and 13 losses, with a winning percentage of just over .500. They failed to show their strength at a critical time when there was a full-fledged competition for rankings.
Starting on September 12, Toronto will face off against Texas, a wild card competitor, and other tough teams from the American League East Division.
Prior to this, they must rebound and gain momentum through nine consecutive games against the Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, and Kansas City Royals. Colorado, Oakland, and Kansas City are weak teams with winning percentages below .300, ranking last in their respective districts.
With an important series ahead, Ryu Hyun-jin cuts off the first tape with a great sense of responsibility. Ryu Hyun-jin will start the away game against Colorado at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA at 9:40 am (Korean time) on the 2nd.
Pitching at Coors Field, notorious as the ‘pitcher’s graveyard’, may be burdensome, but this is the same for Colorado pitchers. Ryu Hyun-jin needs to recall good memories from that time as he pitched 6 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, and no runs in the most recent game on August 1, 2019, at Coors Field.온라인카지노
Toronto’s firepower is not bad, scoring 32 points in the last five games. If Ryu Hyun-jin can hold out with the minimum number of goals conceded, his chances of winning increase.
Although it has only been a month since he recovered from his elbow injury and returned to the major league stage, Ryu Hyun-jin has become the team’s blue bird with his dependable appearance. Even though the ball was not fast, he overwhelmed opposing hitters with his powerful changeup and curve, precise control of the ball, and skillful combat. Toronto is recording a high winning percentage, with 4 wins and 1 loss in the 5 games in which Ryu Hyun-jin appeared.
If Ryu Hyun-jin pitches well against Colorado and leads the team to victory with four consecutive wins, Toronto’s hope for fall baseball could grow further.